It turns out there are a bunch of people on StackOverflow looking for ways to tail a log file, but there don’t appear to be many lists of all the different helpful tips and tools to do this. Well, I LOVE lists. Check out some tools I found that make tailing a ... [READ MORE]
How to Take Logging to the Next Level With Improved .NET Logging Best Practices
Logging. We should be doing this better by now!
What do I mean? There are lots of logging frameworks and libraries out there, and most developers use one or more of them every day. A few examples off the top of my head for the .Net developers: log4net, NLog, elmah, and ... [READ MORE]
Comparison of 18 Application Performance Management Tools / APM Tools
In this post we are going to try and define what APM is and provide a list of available APM tools. Every business is highly dependent on software these days. Ensuring that all of their mission critical applications are running optimally at all times is priority #1! There are a wide range ... [READ MORE]
IIS Logs, Error Logs and More - 6 Ways to Find Failed ASP.NET Requests
Your web application is throwing some sort of error or invalid response. Do you know how to troubleshoot IIS or ASP.NET errors on your servers? Luckily, Windows and ASP.NET provide several different logs where failed requests are logged beyond simple IIS logs.
Get to Know the 4 Different IIS Logs
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What is structured logging and why developers need it
Log files are one of the most valuable assets that a developer has. Usually when something goes wrong in production the first thing you hear is “send me the logs”. The goal of structured logging is to bring a more defined format and details to your logging. We have been ... [READ MORE]
Ultimate NLog Tutorial for .NET Logging - 19 Best Practices, Resources and Tips
NLog is a very popular logging framework for .NET. It is second only to log4net in popularity but is much newer and has a few unique features. I recently also wrote a similar tutorial for log4net and after looking at them side by side, NLog has a lot of great ... [READ MORE]
ASP.NET Core Logging Tutorial - What Still Works and What Changed?
If you are getting started with ASP.NET Core, you are probably wondering what has changed with logging. In short, the answer is both nothing and everything. The common logging libraries you have always used with .NET still work. Microsoft does provide its own interface for logging with .NET Core and ... [READ MORE]