Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018


Beyond string-based logging

Structured logging with Serilog

Traditional logs are okay for humans to read, but when the sheer volume of information generated is too much to be processed by a human being everything falls apart ... add distributed systems into the equation and you are pretty close to hell. Structured-logging proposes to take a bit more time when writing logging statements to make it easier to extract and process all this crucial information. Thanks to the rich log entries, new insight can be reached to understand the systems.

In this talk I will talk about structured-logging and show how useful it can be with examples in C# and the open source library Serilog. No previous knowledge of C# or .NET is necessary.

Will cover : - limitations of string-base logging - different approach : structured logging - supporting libraries - examples with Serilog - solving issues thanks to structured log events


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