• Underrated Tools for Remote Software Development

    Many organizations adopted some form of remote working over the past two years, for obvious reasons. For many, it's going to stick around. Here we discuss some of the less obvious tools that help Gibraltar Software with remote and hybrid software development.

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  • Can Microsoft.Extensions.Logging Log to a File?

    Microsoft.Extensions.Logging can log to a file, but not out of the box. Luckily, there are plenty of third-party packages that allow doing so. Let's discuss MEL providers, multiple examples of how to log to a file, and whether logging to a file is the best option in the first place.

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  • Does Log4Net Work With .NET 6?

    The short answer is… yes. Log4Net targets .NET Standard, which gives it a level of compatibility across the entirety of .NET core, including .NET 6. But it’s worth asking another question: do you want to use Log4Net on .NET 6? Let's review some ways to get Log4Net running on .NET 6, then discuss whether Log4Net is the correct logging framework for most developers.

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  • Tips for Effective Centralized Logging on .NET

    The demands for data have changed. Developers want convenient ways to access their application logs, whether working in the office, at home, or working thousands of miles away from their customer machines. Luckily, there's an easy solution: centralized logging. It's one of the best tools for collecting logs no matter the deployment scenario, and an easy way to ensure developers have the data they need. Here, we discuss how to...

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  • What Data Should You Include in a Log? It Depends.

    You know what you should be logging, and you know your logging framework. But do you know what data you should include in those logs? In this article, we will look at some real logs, their data, and discuss how the log sink can affect the data requirements for effective logging.

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