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What do you use for structured logging in NodeJS?

saisandeepvaddi profile image Sai Sandeep Vaddi ・1 min read

I use Winston + Morgan with daily rotating log file.

But, the searching, filtering is kind of hard to do. I know there are online SaaS loggers like loggly. I'm searching for some good & easy to setup practices about backend logging.

How do you setup your logging in NodeJS apps or any backend?

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Lou (🚀 Open Up The Cloud ☁️)

In terms of "patterns"...

I'd implore you strongly to look into honeycomb: When I started reading about their philosophy of log events, my mind exploded. I tried it and loved it...I did a bit of a write up of it here:

In terms of tools...

Log saas tools are a pain in the ass. If you have an AWS account, you could ship them to cloudwatch and use that. Personally I'm a big fan of cloudwatch insights, you can do some pretty neat stuff with it. And if you set up your log rentions nicely, you'll hardly pay anything.

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Sai Sandeep Vaddi Author

Thanks for the details. I'll check it out.