What’s in store for Developers at .conf2014

In less then a week, .conf2014 kicks off at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. As in past years, there won’t only be tons of great keynotes, sessions and training for the entire Splunk community, but also plenty of things tailored just for developers.

  • Once again, Splunk University starts off the week with hands-on training, including an intense Splunk App Developer Bootcamp
  • This year we’re introducing the Splunk Dev Lounge, a dedicated space for hacking on Splunk throughout the conference. All throughout the week, you’ll find members of the engineering and evangelist teams ready to answer any question or guide you in the right direction. We’ll also have chalk talk sessions (heavy on code, light on slides) led by Splunkers
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RedMonk Chats with Customers and Partners about Development and DevOps with Splunk

RedMonk analyst Donnie Berkholz sat down with a few Splunk customers at various locations to discuss everything from DevOps and continuous deployment to building Splunk Apps with the Web Framework in Splunk 6. First Donnie sat down with Nick DiSanto of Snap Interactive, who talks about how they use Splunk to monitor continuous deployment and for trouble shooting, remarking “every single developer and product person uses Splunk on a daily basis”. Donnie also sat down with Steve Dodson and Kevin Conklin of Prelert who discuss why they chose to build on Splunk and the flexibility of the Web Framework in Splunk 6. Finally, Donnie also talks with Ashish Bhutiani of Function1 about the the Web Framework.

There are a ton …

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Hunk is a Big Data Platform for Building Applications on Hadoop

Hunk is not only a revolutionary new software product for exploring, analyzing and visualizing data in Hadoop, it’s also a powerful platform for rapidly building applications powered by data stored in Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). If you’re a developer, you can build on the Hunk platform using your choice of popular languages, frameworks and tools without having to manually program MapReduce jobs. Hunk enables you to work with data in Hadoop using your existing skills and a variety of standards-based technologies. If you’re familiar with the developer platform for Splunk Enterprise, you know everything you need to know to develop with Hunk.  Taking into account some of the fundamental differences between Hunk and Splunk Enterprise – the data …

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Meet Your Splunk App Dev Contest Winners: Splunk for Your Car

When we announced the inaugural Splunk App Dev Contest back in June, we were looking forward to seeing great work done by Splunk developers from all over the world. We received submissions from China, South Africa, India and the United States with use cases spanning digital marketing, network monitoring, ERP management and the Internet of Things. The 1st place team (and winners of the Best App for Social Good) of Rich Acosta and Erica Feldman built a Splunk for Your Car app using an Android phone, an OBD2 Bluetooth adapter, Dropbox, Google Maps and, of course, Splunk. Splunk for Your Car provides individuals with a number of key driving metrics like Average Speed, Maximum Speed, Time Spent Driving, Distance Driven …

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What’s New for Developers in Splunk 6

With Splunk Enterprise 6, we’ve delivered capabilities to bring operational intelligence to everyone across the organization. Key to driving operational intelligence across the enterprise with Splunk are, of course, developers. Developers instrument the logs, integrate the data and build the apps to make it happen. In Splunk 6 there are two great new features that make it easier for developers to quickly and efficiently build powerful Splunk apps: the Splunk Web Framework and Data Models

The Splunk Web Framework

The Splunk Web Framework, which was first made available in preview in February, enables developers to use the tools and languages they know to build Splunk apps with custom dashboards, flexible UI and custom data visualizations. Building a Splunk app …

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What’s in Store for Developers at .conf2013

We’re a week away from .conf and attending developers have a lot to be excited about. Last year, we held our first ever Splunk Hackathon that produced some pretty amazing winners.

This year we’re doing it again, Monday evening from 5:30-10:30pm. We’ll have special guests, Splunkers ready to help and plenty of food and beverages to power you through the hacking. Sign-up now and get ready for another great time.

Before we get hacking, Splunk University will hold two days of classes on Sunday and Monday, including classes on Building Splunk Apps and Developing with the Splunk SDKs for Java and Python. These classes will be a great way to build skills and warm up for the …

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Updates to the Splunk SDKs for Java, Python and JavaScript

The Splunk SDKs for Java, Python and JavaScript have been refreshed with a handful of important updates for developers working with the Splunk platform:

The Modular input support in the Splunk SDKs for Java and Python, already available in the Splunk SDK for C#, makes it easier for developers to manage custom inputs without having to code directly to the REST API. Modular Inputs allow you to get data that may not be accessible via TCP/UDP, not in an acceptable file format or that requires pre-processing into Splunk in a programmatic, reusable manner. There’s sample …

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There’s Still Time to Enter the Splunk App Dev Contest

The inaugural Splunk App Dev Contest is heading into the home stretch but there’s still plenty of time to enter and win. The Splunk App Dev Contest is a chance to show off your development chops and win up to $10,000! What kinds of things can you build and enter into the contest? You can build a Splunk App using JavaScript and Django with the new Framework (requires Splunk 5.0+) or with Advanced XML. You can integrate Splunk functionality and data into a web, mobile, desktop or server application using the Splunk REST API or Splunk SDKs for Java, JavaScript, Python, C#, Ruby and PHP. You can build something else amazing that we haven’t thought of and blow away …

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The Splunk SDKs for C#, PHP and Ruby have arrived

We’re excited to announce the general availability of the Splunk Development Kits (SDKs) for C#, PHP and Ruby.  Coupled with the Splunk SDKs for Java, Python and JavaScript, developers are now fully equipped to customize and extend the power of Splunk using the languages, frameworks and tools they know and love.

Developers can use the Splunk SDKs to:

  • Access Splunk data from line of business systems like customer service apps
  • Integrate data from Splunk with other BI and reporting tools
  • Build mobile reporting apps
  • Power customer-facing dashboards and reports with Splunk data
  • Log directly to Splunk from any application

The Splunk SDKs include documentation, code samples, resources, and tools to make it quick and easy for …

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The Splunk SDKs for Ruby and C# are now in Beta

The Splunk SDKs for Ruby and C# have reached Beta! Developers familiar with Ruby and C#/.NET can now easily leverage their existing skills to integrate data and functionality from Splunk with other applications across the enterprise, letting the entire organization get more value out of Splunk. Do you have an existing reporting app or customer support system that would benefit from being able to search and display data from Splunk? Want to build a .NET or Ruby app powered by Splunk data?  Then these SDKs are for you. As Beta releases these SDKs are now fully supported, customers with support contracts are covered for any questions about the Splunk SDKs for C# and Ruby.

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