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Retrospective – Let me see your logs ...

About three months ago I came across a tool (thanks to the Silesian JUG!) that promised to accelerate and facilitate searching and browsing over server logs. Sceptical as I was, I had a quick look at the short tutorial: Youtube Video - Retrospective Tutorial .
I decided to have a closer look at the application.

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Retrospective 2.1.3 is ready to go

Retrospective 2.1.3 has just become a reality! As you can see, we are working hard to make Retrospective Log Analyzer the best log viewer on the market. In this release we have included many of our users’ suggestions and we would be happy to receive more feedback to enable us make the tool even better. 

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Hackergarten coding session at centeractive

We are pleased to invite you to the first Hackergarten session that will be held at centeractive (Worbstrasse 170, Guemligen) on Friday – 23rd of November at 5.30pm.

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Retrospective Log Analyzer at JDD 2012

centeractive ag was pleased to sponsor this year’s JDD edition that took place on 25th -26th  October in Cracow. Jessica Kerr, Rebecca Wirfs Brock, Jacek Laskowski, Joseph Yoder, Sławomir Sobótka, Leonid Igolnik and many others shared their knowledge with more than 400 participants.

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Retrospective 2.1.2 released!

Today we have just released the latest version of Retrospective (2.1.2). After receiving some useful feedback from our users we decided to implement the much desired SSH key authentication for connecting to remote hosts. Mac users will also be pleased to hear that performance and compatibility has been improved for the latest release of OSX 10.8. Last but not least we have also added some progress indicators for search and tail in order to have some better overview of ongoing action in Retrospective.

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On-Call support made easy

On-Call support is exceptionally  stressful for an IT person. Why? First and foremost the phone call is unexpected. It doesn’t matter whether it happens when you are asleep, are on the bus or in the gym - you are totally taken by surprise and all on your own. The system you support is of high importance, probably a critical system which, if down, causes big revenue loss to your company. My first on-call support experience for a critical system was a real nightmare. It went more or less like this:

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A short retrospective on Retrospective GUI

In the search to provide an efficient and effective log management tool centeractive realized that a critical aspect of such a tool was the User Interface. Most of the time analysts are not looking at the console for entertainment, but because they want to find a specific message that will tell you what went, or is going, wrong.So Retrospective, instead of just throwing megabytes of raw data at you on a console window, provides an easy-to-use, intuitive Graphical User Interface that enables you to sift through enormous amounts of data quickly to get to that message and then allows you to identify and track suspicious incidents very quickly.

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Changes in Retrospective - enhancing the user experience

Finding something can be harder than one could think and missing it can sometimes have some serious consequences. If it’s your car keys, you will simply run a bit late. But if it’s some information from your production environment server trying desperately to let you know that it’s about to collapse, it’s something much more serious. Recent changes introduced in Retrospective are all about helping you find what you want when searching and not miss what’s really important when tailing.

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Better GUI in Retrospective 2.1.1

We have the pleasure to announce that the version 2.1.1 of the Retrospective Log Analyzer has been released. The changes and improvements have been made mostly in the tool’s Graphical User Interface to make the user experience even better.

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Retrospective Features in a nutshell

...the industry consensus is that immature searching and reporting capabilities have become the bottleneck in current log management offerings.  It is obvious that when you have hundreds of devices producing logs, no analyst has the time to analyze even a part of them, let alone identify the important events amidst such a flood of data. So, any improvements in the processes for querying logs and extracting pertinent data from them can only be welcomed.

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We are confident that Retrospective is the best log viewer on the market and we think that you will agree with us after you’ve had a chance to try out all the great features that we’ve built in for you.

Please download the trial version, have a play and we are sure that Retrospective will soon become one of the most invaluable tools in your toolbox!

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