Sunday, January 24, 2010

Releasing simpledb-appender as open source

I've released the SimpleDB appender I wrote as open source under the Apache 2.0 License. The project is hosted here:

The purpose of this project is to allow Java applications using the SLF4J API with Logback to write logs to Amazon SimpleDB. This allows centralization of the logs, and opens powerful querying capabilities. Also scripts and tools are included so that even non-Java applications can have their stdout/stderr logged to SimpleDB as well.

The project is tested and works well. Developers familiar with SLF4J should have no problem integrating it into their apps. The documentation for using it as a tool for non-Java applications is a little weak but I have a demo shell script that should at least get folks started.

Let me know how it works for you!


  1. You should put it up on a maven repo

  2. Yeah, I was thinking about uploading it to the central repository, but the guide is pretty thin. Is it just as simple as running the deploy goal?