Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Centralized logging for distributed applications with pyzmq

Simpler distributed applications can take advantage of centralized logging. PyZMQ, a Python bindings for ØMQ provides log handlers for the python logging module and can be easily used for this purpose. Log handlers utilizes ØMQ Pub/Sub pattern and broadcasts log messages through a PUB socket. It is quite easy to construct the message collector and write messages to a central location.
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