A Closer Look at LOGman
Knowing what’s happening on your site and what other people are doing is an essential part of web administration and the social web. Whether you’re alone or working with a team of web administrators, writers and editors, having the ability to record and view their activities in your site or across sites is very useful.
Joomlatools is bringing Activity Streams to your Joomla sites through LOGman. If you use Facebook, you should have a general idea of what Activity Streams are. Knowing what you and others have done is very helpful. It shows you the progress of whatever project you’re working on, and it helps boost the productivity of people.
LOGman is capable of logging all the actions of our Joomlatools extensions. For example, LOGman can log everything that is happening in FILEman 1.0 and the upcoming DOCman 2.0.
We also added support for some of Joomla’s core components. You can log events from content (add/edit) and users (add/edit/delete/login/logout). As an extra treat, LOGman can also log add and edit actions for DOCman 1.x. So even DOCman 1.x users can make direct use of LOGman.
Using the filters in the sidebar, you can show actions performed within a time period. You can also filter the actions based on the user who performed it. There will be more filters to further refine what you want to see in future releases of LOGman.
A Glimpse of the Future
Activity Streams play a very important role in the social web. Built on the concept of Activity Theory they allow people to follow each other’s activity across the Internet. Activity Streams are already being tested and used by Facebook, Google, and others.
With LOGman, we are very proud to be the first to implement this emerging standard for Joomla. We will be following the development of the Activity Streams Standard closely and implement more of its features. For more info see : http://activitystrea.ms/.
We have installed a preview of LOGman on our Joomla 1.7 demo site. Give it a spin and let us know how you like it !