March 22, 2005
Common Base Events
Application log standardization is a fantastic idea. More information on CBE here. And even more here, which shows an implmentation and example. I'm looking around for an implmentation that uses CBE for logging and describing status of an application. Here is the theory: applications themselves often don't know they are having an "event", or they've died in process, etc. CBE is all about publishing events... But if they "publish" their status,availiblity, and operations in standard forms, in log files, and network interfaces other consumers can check status. How far do CBE and ARM go in suggesting an "application status/availiblity layer"? Specifically, Software Applications.