Frequently Asked Questions

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How to ensure real-time logging of events works via the HTTP API?

When utilizing the HTTP API to log events in real-time, it is crucial to ensure that the events are properly formatted to be recognized by the system. If events are not appearing in the Metrics Logstream, it may be necessary to wrap the events in an array using the events:[] syntax. This is particularly important because events are typically sent in bulk, and the correct formatting is essential for them to be processed and displayed in the stream.

Additionally, it is recommended to use the SDKs provided for various languages, as they handle a lot of the heavy lifting, including performance and reliability improvements. For cases where the SDKs are not an option, such as with certain desktop applications or specific frameworks like Qt, it may be possible to use language bindings to integrate with the SDKs of supported languages. This can potentially save significant development effort and ensure more reliable event logging.

Furthermore, for the best practice regarding experiments and configurations, it is advised to fetch the experiment config at the time when it is needed to ensure accurate exposure logging. The SDKs typically fetch all evaluations for a single user in one shot and cache it for the session duration, allowing for local and instantaneous experiment config or gate checks. If using the HTTP API directly, it is possible to use an 'initialize' endpoint, which is typically reserved for SDK use.

This endpoint fetches all evaluated results for a given user without generating exposure logs at the same time, thus avoiding overexposure issues.

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