Error handling for multiple applications RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We have multiple applications hosted at different locations.We are planning to log error for all(20+) the applications in one database and eventually have a dashboard for the same.

    Now , I am confused which approach will be best :

    1- create a webservice(WCF)  connect to centralized database and call the webservice from all the applications to log the error in centralized database.

    2- write the logging code/methods in each applications and connect to centralized database , and log the error.

    Appreciate your help & reply.



    Thursday, April 10, 2014 3:04 PM


  • Hi Sushree,

    There is not much differences between the two approaches. I biased in favor of the second approach. Because the second approach just need a common assembly used by all the applications. The first approach need a project and was hosted in IIS. I recommend you have a look at the following link about Log4NET, you can use it easily. http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/140911/log-net-Tutorial.


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    Friday, April 11, 2014 2:03 AM