Shame there isn't more competition for self-hosted analytics
Today I've been mostly replanting spider-plants, aloe-vera plants, and shuffling trees around inside my flat.
After working on the display I was suddenly reminded that I run a cluster now. That means I have four servers each writing a local Apache logfile, and no central way of viewing all my visitor-data.
There are several open source analytic packages such as piwik and openwebanalytics - but they require MySQL & PHP at the back-end.
Given that node.js is "teh new shiny" it is a surprise there isn't something out there using that, and web sockets perhaps, to collect visitor data.
- Browser version
- Screen Size.
Is trivial. The hard part is storing that and visualizing it in a neat way. Making data pretty is something I'm notoriously bad at - unless it is turning numbers into graphs using a good library I'm out of luck most of the time.
Anyway I will keep digging. Ideally I'll have a scalable node service that'll receive submissions, bung them in redis, and then show real-time activity in a sexy fashion. I can dream?