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Generate random log events for logstash

Instead of using stdin, logstash also offers the generator input plugin for generating random log events. You can either use a single message or multiple messages in lines.

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Grok debugger

A collection of online grok debuggers. For instance they can be used to find grok patterns in logstash.

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Download a list of url's in Python

This article covers how to download a url in python.

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Character

Check character type

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Use CharacterIterator to iterate over the characters of a String

This post is migrated from an article of my dokuWiki.

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Cleanup abas ERP folders

As I cleanup my Mercurial SCM repositories, I found some snippets and gems I have used working as an abas ERP consultant. Each snippet has its purpose and keeps your system clean.

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logstash configuration for Dropwizard Metrics

Dropwizard Metrics generates application metrics for Java applications. This post demonstrates an example of the Slf4jReporter and its logstash configuration.

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Using logs to analyze a software product

Rapid Software Testing by http://satisfice.com was a interesting training I attended to. One of the introduced methods is spot check, or I would call it log analysis. Logs should be used to analyze or check a product. Log files can harbor interesting data :smile:

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XSD Diagram - a viewer for XSD

XSD Diagram is an open source viewer. It depends on the Microsoft .net framework 2.0. The Linux port it runs under Mono. It has a similar capability like Altova’s XML Spy to navigate and display XML tree structures.

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