- Paperback: 190 pages
- Publisher: Packt Publishing; 2 edition (January 27, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1785882376
- ISBN-13: 978-1785882371
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #338,286 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Kyle Smith is a self-proclaimed geek and has been working with Splunk extensively since 2010. He enjoys integrating Splunk with new sources of data and types of visualization. He has spoken numerous times at the Splunk User Conference (most recently in 2014 on Lesser Known Search Commands) and is an active contributor to the Splunk Answers community and also to the #splunk IRC channel. He was awarded membership into the SplunkTrust as a founding member. He has published several Splunk Apps and add-ons to Splunkbase, the Splunk community's premier Apps and add-ons platform. He has worked in both higher education and private industry; he is currently working as an integration developer for Splunk's longest running professional services partner. He lives in central Pennsylvania with his family.
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on "how-to" write and install a SPLUNK app, it lacks
addressing the why's.
Why would one spend time writing an app ?
Chapter 1, enumerating add-ons, gives these reasons:
"Applications allow us to quickly share configurations,
... " (p. 2)
Regrettably, none of these reasons, especially
information context related, were demonstrated.
The book might benefit from an additional round
"... naming source types to match your App is a good idea,
This also allows you to break down the incoming data into
specific groupings" (p. 23).
Unsure of how naming facilitates breaking data into groupings.
Hopefully, these and other issues will be corrected in the
book's next edition.
This book is for all those people who still think that Splunk is just a geek toy: well, they will have to change their mind after reading this book! Following the labs and trying out the Reference Splunk App developed for this book, readers will find and experiment how Splunk is a complete and exhaustive platform to developer powerful data analytic application.
This book is also a must read for Data Scientists that want to discover and experiment the full power and flexibility of Splunk as a developing platform, exploiting all his indexing and querying power, together with it's ability to organize and present information in an effective and immediate way.