Software Craft

5 Good Reasons to Use a Log Server

Logging to files and analyzing them by hand is not the way to go anymore. This article explains the reasons why a log server is the way to go for collecting and analyzing log data.

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Tip: Provide Contextual Information in Log Messages

Have you ever had a situation where you stared at en error message in a log and wondered “how the hell is this supposed to help me?

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Tip: Use a Human-Readable Logging Format

Application logs are all about finding the right information in the least amount of time. Automated log servers may help us in finding and filtering log messages.

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Tip: Use Logging Levels Consistently

When searching for a bug, or just trying to get a feel for an application, it helps a lot if we know which information we can expect to find in the logs.

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Skipping a CI Build for non-code changes

Skipping a CI build is like purposefully not brushing your teeth every morning and evening. You know it should not be skipped and you feel guilty when you do it anyways.

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Microservice Communication Patterns

A microservice architecture is all about communication. How should services communicate in any given business scenario? Should they call each other synchronously?

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