Logging As Storytelling #2: Actions!

Logging should be like storytelling: you should be able to follow your heroes and the chain of actions they set in motion, cheering successes and jeering at failures. In this installment of my logging series I’ll be demonstrating a logging API designed to allow this, part of a new logging library called Eliot. Let’s look …

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Logging as Storytelling

The log messages generated by a piece software tell a story: what, where, when, even why and how if you’re lucky. The readers of this story are more often than not other programs: monitoring systems, performance tools, or just filtering the messages down to something a human can actually comprehend. Unfortunately the output of most …

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