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A portable and structured logging framework to record diagnostic logs
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What is Serilog?

It provides diagnostic logging to files, the console, and elsewhere. It is easy to set up, has a clean API, and is portable between recent .NET platforms.
Serilog is a tool in the Log Management category of a tech stack.
Serilog is an open source tool with 7K GitHub stars and 794 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Serilog's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Serilog?

34 companies reportedly use Serilog in their tech stacks, including Armut, Hudl Web Stack, and Financial Services.

120 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Serilog.

Serilog Integrations

ASP.NET, C++, .NET, LogRocket, and Seq are some of the popular tools that integrate with Serilog. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Serilog.
Decisions about Serilog

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Serilog in their tech stack.

Waqas Riaz
Software Engineer at Center for Water Informatics & Technology · | 4 upvotes · 1M views
Needs advice

Hi All, I am working upon developing a C# based windows service to work as a TCP server using Visual Studio 2019 as a development studio while using .NET Core 3.0.

As its a background application, therefore, I am up on to add tracing and logging feature into it and want to write to 'text file' my trace and log outputs.

By my research, I came upon 2 potential tracing and logging frameworks and on the verge to choose 1, therefore Serilog OR NLog.

Anyone here who can help me out by his/her experience of 1 framework being better than other.?

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Serilog's Features

  • Structured logging
  • .NET logger

Serilog Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Serilog?
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Seq is a self-hosted server for structured log search, analysis, and alerting. It can be hosted on Windows or Linux/Docker, and has integrations for most popular structured logging libraries.
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Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
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