🧼 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐋𝐨𝐠𝐬
A dirty log in a system is a common precursor to trouble.
Excessive logging can be as detrimental as no logging at all.
When your system is in production, monitoring is crucial.
Logs are often part of this monitoring, and they serve as an early warning system for issues.
Ensuring your error log contains only critical issues can save you from being woken up for minor hiccups.
🌐 𝐋𝐨𝐠𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐬
Distributed systems introduce complexity due to external dependencies.
Logging policies should consider how to handle failures in such scenarios, especially if failures are frequent.
In distributed systems, the messages at lower priority levels often indicate system health.
Aim for an INFO-level log message for each significant application event to maintain clarity.
👓 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐋𝐨𝐠 𝐂𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲
A cluttered log indicates potential production control challenges.
Expecting a clean error log simplifies troubleshooting when issues arise.
Effective log management is essential for system health, ensuring that critical problems are brought to your attention.
𝑻𝒐𝒐 𝒎𝒖𝒄𝒉 𝒍𝒐𝒈𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒃𝒆 𝒂𝒔 𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒂𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒂𝒕 𝒂𝒍𝒍.
𝑯𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝑰𝑵𝑭𝑶-𝒍𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒍 𝒍𝒐𝒈 𝒎𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒑𝒆𝒓 𝒔𝒊𝒈𝒏𝒊𝒇𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒕.
𝑭𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝒐𝒏𝒆, 𝒃𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒊𝒅𝒅𝒍𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝑬𝑹𝑹𝑶𝑹-𝒍𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒍 𝒍𝒐𝒈 𝒎𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒈𝒆.