Author Archives: Glenn Block

Extending Splunk’s search language with custom search commands.

I recently blogged on a feature which I worked on, custom search commands for Splunk in our Python SDK. Custom search commands allow you to extend Splunk’s search language with new commands that can do things like apply custom filtering, perform … Continue reading 

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A discussion on API Documentation and Hypermedia

A few weeks ago, I read a great post from Kin Lane where he was talking about the Open API movement in government. One of the things he discussed was the momentum around APIs and adoption of emerging standards for … Continue reading 

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On Duck Typing

Update: Phil Haack just posted his own reflections on Duck Typing which by the way has a much cooler title than mine! Another Update: A coworker on my team just passed me an awesome video from Daniel Spiewak describing the fundamentals … Continue reading 

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A new adventure at Splunk after an amazing 8 years at Microsoft

[Update: I removed the names I had listed below, as there is no way I could capture all the people I worked with and I don't want to miss anyone] Friends Two weeks ago I left Microsoft and joined Splunk. … Continue reading 

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Scripting ease with Script Packs

Script Packs are a really cool extensibility point we added into scriptcs. A pack delivers a bundle of functionality that makes frameworks more palatable to consume from script. They are available as nuget packages making them very easy to consume. … Continue reading 

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