In this course you will learn how to create great log entries and then get them written to places that will make them easy to use. You will learn all of the techniques you will need to make your apps easily supportable via great logging.
Effective logging in your ASP.NET Core applications can make supporting and understanding those applications a snap. In this course, Effective Logging in ASP.NET Core, you will learn foundational knowledge to create great log entries as well as how to write them to places that make reviewing and analyzing them simple and fast. First, you will learn the mechanics of create log entries using the methods in Microsoft.Extensions.Logging. Next, you will discover how to assess the information in those entries and ensure that you get the key pieces that you need into them. Finally, you will explore how to get those entries written to destinations that make analysis and review easy and even fun. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of effective logging needed to light up your own applications with great insights.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Erik Dahl, and welcome to my course, Effective Logging in ASP.NET Core. I'm a principal architect at RealPage right now. Good logging in your applications can make or break them from a supportability perspective and can help you better understand production trends and volumes in your app. In this course, we're going to delve into the notion of logging, and what we can do to make our logs effective. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include understanding the mechanics of writing log entries using the ILogger interface extension methods, global exception handling and other more centrally located types of log entries, the content we want to include in our log entries and some that we don't, and getting entries written to destinations that make using those log entries a snap. By the end of this course, you'll know how to create awesome log entries and how to make them consumable in ways that far exceed just logging to text files. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with the basic concepts of ASP.NET Core. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn effective logging with the course, Effective Logging in ASP.NET Core, here at Pluralsight.