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Retrace Delivers Easy-to-Navigate Logging to VinSolutions’ Developers

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Let’s Talk Logs Application and server logs are the eyes and ears for developers when it comes to troubleshooting application problems. Traditional log management solutions do not provide any features for tracking and identifying application errors. What’s worse, multiple users using your application at the same time can cause a major tangle in your logs. Sorting through your logs to …

tail logs across servers

How to Tail Logs Across Multiple Servers

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Application and server logs are the eyes and ears for most developers. Anytime there is a problem with software, the first thing developers want to see is the logs. Developers typically need access to multiple types of logs. Including logs directly from their application, but also logs from servers, web server access logs and more. Piecing this puzzle together across …

What are Linux Logs?

What are Linux Logs? How to View Them, Most Important Directories, and More

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Logging is a must for today’s developers; that’s why we built Retrace with a built-in, centralized log management tool to enable you to collect all your log data in one place for streamlined monitoring and better insights. Retrace works out-of-the-box with your stack, including Linux, Azure, MySQL, Windows, AWS, Oracle, MongoDB, and more. And, it includes all the features you …

IIS Log Files

How to Read & Customize IIS Log Files

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Microsoft’s IIS web server uses a non-standard file format that is rarely seen. IIS Log Files use a space-delimited file format and also contain comments in them. The column headings are defined in the comments. In this article, we are going to take a look at how to interpret IIS log files. By the way, if you need help finding your IIS log …

Azure App Services logs

Where to Find Azure App Service Logs for Your App, IIS, Failed Request Tracing, etc

Barry Luijbregts Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources Leave a Comment

Troubleshooting application problems are difficult. It takes a lot of time. I would argue that it might be the thing that we developers spend most of our time on in the cycle – write some code – F5 – find out why it didn’t work – fix – F5…. And that’s just troubleshooting locally on your own machine. When your …


How to Use LoggerFactory and Microsoft.Extensions.Logging for .NET Core Logging With C#

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If you have used .NET Core, you have probably battled with the new built-in .NET Core LoggerFactory which is in Microsoft.Extensions.Logging. It has created a lot of confusion around logging with ASP.NET Core. At Stackify, we have logging integrations for log4net, NLog, Serilog, and our direct API. We have a lot of experience with building logging appenders and libraries to work with various …

ASP.Net Core Logging

ASP.NET Core Logging Tutorial – What Still Works and What Changed?

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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 it uses it for .NET internals. In this article, we …

NLog Best Practices, Resources & Tips

Ultimate NLog Tutorial for .NET Logging – 19 Best Practices, Resources and Tips

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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 features and advantages.   1. What is NLog? Why Should …

The best log viewer for developers in the universe

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It is hard for developers to imagine troubleshooting applications problems without debug logging. When all else fails and you can’t figure out what your code is doing, our answer is to always add more logging. But unfortunately, log files can a spaghetti style mess thanks to lots of web requests happening at a single time. Prefix can organize your logging …

Carbonite and Retrace APM

Carbonite: “We turned on Retrace, within minutes we’ve identified the performance issue”

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” We turned on APM+ and within a couple of minutes were able to identify the issue and a few hours later push out a fix.” Who is Carbonite? Carbonite is a leading provider in backup recovery and archiving solutions for small businesses and home users.  We fuel continuity by providing powerful yet simple tools to help keep businesses in …

Error Logging and Application Metrics APIs Now in NuGet

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Giving you visibility and early awareness into everything that is happening with and around your application is our top priority. Sometimes those insights need to come from the code-level rather than external monitoring, and so to that end we are excited to announce our new metrics API and inclusion of all .NET Stackify libraries in NuGet! Using the Stackify Application …