Monday, January 14, 2013

Logging is about so much more than failures (link)

If there was one thing that I learned in 2012 that I would want to convey to all the developers I know, it would be this:

Logging is about so much more than failures.
I don’t know if it was just my experience but little to no emphasis was put on logging aside from handling exceptions. In the .NET world this boiled down to adding ELMAH to your project and then forgetting about it, with Rails it meant having nothing but the logs that you got out of the box. I’ve found that if that’s all you have, you’re really missing out.