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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Contest logs Statistics online application (Project COSTA) is open
From: XV4Y <xv4y@nature-mekong.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Aug 2013 15:06:05 +0700
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Dear COSTA alpha-testers,

Thanks to the help of some of the list members, the technical basis for the 
project COSTA are now stable enough so I can make it an open beta.
Anyone having big or small logs can now enjoy a few statistics for free.
You just have to register to the following website :

Regarding this project, my goals for the next weeks are :
- to check for residual bugs
- to improve the statistics thanks to the feedback some of you already gave me
- to do some improvements in the code to reduce server load during intensive 
statistics computation
- to check how the server is handling the load with the number of logs 

I hope to have a "version 1.0" with its own domain name and maybe a dedicated 
server in the beginnings of september.

Yannick DEVOS - XV4Y

Le 29 juil. 2013 à 13:42, XV4Y (Yan) a écrit :

> Hi,
> I only have a simple station and I am not a "top contester" looking at either 
> my results or time spent in contesting.
> However, even if it was for only a few hours, sometime I like to know "what I 
> have been doing" during that time and perhaps how to improve my results.
> I've been looking at contest statistics programs and found nothing that 
> really fit my needs.
> Sure SH5 is a great piece of software but it is a little bit overkilled to me 
> and the price of the license is above what I can afford this hobby.
> Having some programming skills, I wanted to develop a small statistic 
> software.
> Since what I know best is "web oriented", this application is hosted online 
> and I can share it with anyone.
> In order to help improve the software and make it usable for a broader 
> public, I'd like to have a few beta-testers to test it.
> Ideally around 10 people would be great at first.
> What I'd like to do with them is :
> - chase bugs and interface glitches including wordings (I am not a native 
> english speaker)
> - test importing ADIF or Cabrillo files from log software other than N1MM or 
> DXKeeper
> - test how the application is handling load and "big" logs (over 4000 lines)
> - give me ideas about the most useful indicators and statistics for 
> contesters so I can improve the features
> This project, that I call COSTA (COntest STAtistics) may seem similar to Club 
> Log, but Club Log is more oriented toward DXers and DXpeditions than 
> contesters.
> Michael G7JVR is also way ahead of me technically and feature-wise speaking.
> Finally, I don't plan to do "Log searches" or "OQRS" or other features than 
> the one related to "statisctics for contesters".
> Right now this application will be hosted on a mutualized web server and 
> database.
> That means that performances can be low sometime and the database is limited 
> in size to around 100 users and I will need to purge the old logs from time 
> to time (but keeping the statistics results).
> As long as everybody is pleased with that, the application usage will remain 
> free.
> If you have any comment or want to help me, please drop me an e-mai directly 
> to my private e-mail address.
> You can put the reflector on CC but as I am reading the digest I may miss 
> your answer if you don't answer me directly.
> 73,
> Yan.
> ---
> Yannick DEVOS - XV4Y
> http://xv4y.radioclub.asia/
> http://varc.radioclub.asia/

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