Get to Know Your Program by Instrumentation

29 Jan 2019
12:15 - 13:00

Get to Know Your Program by Instrumentation

This session shows how easy it is to instrument your code using the Open Source Logger Framework, so you can trace the steps in production without having to install a new piece of code.

When we create our programs, we usually don’t anticipate anything will go wrong. And it won’t, during development and testing. But in production there is always someone who does something unexpected and your code fails. When running in dev you can easily step through your code and see what happens, but in production you are not allowed to do this. How great would it be that you could see what was happening in the production environment? But logging every step takes up a lot of the performance. Installing debuggable code in production just to see what’s going on is usually a no-go. By instrumenting your code you can get the information you need by ‘flipping a switch’. This session shows how you can use the (extended) Open Source Logger framework to accomplish this.