.NET Web Application Logging Essentials
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.NET Web Application Logging Essentials

A practical guide to logging in ASP.NET, MVC, Web API and Core

About the Book

Welcome to this ebook about logging. During the last 15 years, I have been building desktop and web applications in a range of different programming languages and application frameworks. Since Microsoft released ASP.NET MVC back in 2007, I have been working with Microsoft technologies exclusively. This book is a summary of what I have learned about logging during my career as a professional software developer.

Logging may be one of the most overloaded terms in modern software development. When thinking about logs and logging, you may be thinking about long text files spread across servers. After reading this book, I’ll show you a better solution. With the introduction of cloud solutions like elmah.io and semantics logging frameworks like Serilog, things have changed a lot during the last 5 years.

About the Author

Thomas Ardal
Thomas Ardal

Thomas has more than 15 years of experience developing large applications for companies like eBay. Thomas is the founder of elmah.io - a cloud-based error management service for .NET web applications.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Application Logging
    • Logging API
    • Logging Additional Information
    • Semantic/Structured Logging
    • Logging Frameworks
    • Best Practices
  • Logging From Web Applications
    • Web Frameworks
    • ELMAH
    • Custom Error Pages
    • Best Practices
  • Logging to the Cloud
    • Cloud Logging vs. Cloud Error Management
    • elmah.io
    • Best Practices

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