Server logging – a view from down below

There is a colorful and lively rainforest being uncaringly grown daily on most of the servers out there in the never sleeping on-line world. Round-the-clock running servers write out a lot of potentially interesting data and each day produce a humongous harvest of logs. As a developer, have you ever thought about the person who will actually be reading your log lines? Here's a look on the logging from that man's perspective.