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Monday, December 15, 2008

Object-relational impedance mismatch

Recently I found myself discussing how to an application accesses data in a database. This Wikipedia article has some good arguments for an Object-relational mapping approach. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object-Relational_impedance_mismatch

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Log file monitoring for log4net output

I was thinking of building a C# UDP listener to connect a log4net UDP appender to. Something like this - Code Project: A log4net Realtime Color Console for ASP.NET

The trick would be getting a setup that would work for multiple developers. A service that accepts the UDP packets and relays them out to registered listeners or something such similar.

After some quick Googling I found it would be quicker to have each developer just point a log monitoring tool at the output from a RollingFileAppender. BareTail seems to do a pretty good job.

Updated: When combined with a RollingFileAppender using XmlLayout Log4view works well to filter out the loggers.