Viewing Sitecore log in real time
It's been almost a year since I've been Sitecore certified and I've learned so much by reading documentations, reviewing existing code, reading best in class blogs and gathering peers recommendations. In my initial months with Sitecore, I found out about the log viewer which basically allows us to view the current and previous logs of Sitecore. Pretty handy if you are troubleshooting some issues or using the logs to see what's happening with your application/website. One of the drawbacks I noticed right away is I have to refresh the log every time to see the latest additions.
Coming from a unix background, I am familiar with a command line tool called Tail. Fortunately, there's a Windows version of tail and even better with a GUI interface. I highly recommend this tool as it provides you real time information in your current Sitecore log. You can download the application from the Tail for Win32 website.