The process of inserting extra diagnostic code during compilation of a given source code.

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Logging and instrumentation are two perennially hot topics in software development generally, and seem to be enjoying a certain renaissance in the context of microservices particularly.


Production is everything. If your software doesn’t perform in production, it doesn’t perform. Thankfully there’s a range of information that you can measure and monitor that helps you understand your production system and solve any issues that may arise. But where do you start and what should you monitor and measure? What are the tradeoffs between different approaches?