Remember my old project for processing instant messaging logs? Probably, because I wrote about it five years ago. Well, the project is only mostly dead, every once in a while I still occasionally work on it.
I mostly use it as an excuse to learn technologies that are used outside of the Google bubble. One thing that really impressed me with how well it works and how easy it is to set up was Elasticsearch. Elasticsearch is a search engine. You give it your documents and it indexes them and enables you to query them fast. There are other projects that do this for you, but ES can …continue.