In this episode, Jon Galloway and Kevin Dente talk to Dave Weaver about Loggr, a complete logging, analytics and notification system that will easily bolt on to your application.
- Dave runs Markkup, a consulting company and is building Loggr, SaaS application that provides real time logging and monitoring.
- He was one of the founders of Chili!Soft, which was an implementation of Classic ASP that ran on Linux, Solaris, IBM software, and Windows.
- Dave tells the story behind Chili!Soft, which is now Sun Java System Active Server Pages.
- Dave goes into the main features/benefits of Loggr.
- Jon asks about reports and queries provided by Loggr.
- Dave mentions there is an HTML5 version of the dashboard that works well on a tablet as well as an iPhone app. There is also an Android app in the works.
- Jon and Dave discuss the freemium model that Loggr employs.
- The guys move to talking about the stack that Loggr is developed on.
- It is built on ASP.NET MVC2.
- MongoDB is used as the database.
- SignalR is used for the client-server communication to provide live user monitoring.
- Kevin asks about the decision to build a startup on the .NET platform.
- The guys touch on the VB.NET vs C# debate.
- Jon asks about the backup/redundancy story for MongoDB.
- Dave talks about the HTML5 client vs the native iOS app vs the Android app.
- Jon asks about the experience developing the iOS and Android apps.
- You can configure log4net to log to Loggr.
- Dave mentions Loggr uses Rapleaf to display demographics for a user, such as age and gender.
- Loggr also uses FullContact to display the social networks and avatars of a user.
- Jon asks Dave for advice for anyone interested in starting a similar venture.
- Jon asks about the Loggr road map.
- Jon asks about the business and marketing side of Loggr.
- Jon asks if any companies are leveraging the Loggr APIs to create other offerings.
- Jon asks if there is any demand for customers to host Loggr internally.
- Kevin asks if there have been any issues related to versions of the Loggr APIs.
- Kevin asks about downtime and SLAs.
- Jon asks about the process to get started with Loggr.
Download / Listen:
Herding Code 130: Dave Weaver on Loggr – a realtime analytics service built with MVC MongoDB and SignalR
This week’s show notes were typed up by @RossFuhrman – Thanks!!!
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