Lurgle.Alerting - a standardised FluentEmail implementation with extra goodies!

Another Lurgle Around the time that I tackled my original Serilog logging implementation, I also looked at our email alerting. Emails can be used for a variety of reasons, and it's not uncommon that they are sent as a simple string that concatenates or formats variables. In this scenario, the...

Lurgle.Logging - a standardised Serilog implementation with extra goodies!

Logging is important Logging is a really important, oft-neglected, aspect of business applications. I can't state that enough. If you don't have good logging, you can't troubleshoot and debug problems, and you have little chance of seeing what's actually going on in your enterprise. In Structured Logging with Seq and Serilog,...

Performing OpsGenie Heartbeats with Seq

When we investigated OpsGenie, one feature I was attracted to was Heartbeat Monitoring. This is a feature that can help to answer a fundamental problem - "How do you know if you have a major site or infrastructure outage?" There are plenty of ways that you could go about this,...

Event Timeout - A super powered event monitoring app for Seq

"Something hasn't happened!" My workplace has quite a number of disparate applications and scripts that drive critical SLAs. Historically, these were managed by exception and emailing errors to various mailboxes. This is a fairly poor approach to managing SLAs, since it is reliant on a human factor - someone has...

Setting Jira Priority and Labels with OpsGenie Edge Connector

The default OpsGenie integration with Jira Service Management has a puzzling omission when it comes to their OpsGenie Edge Connector integration - it doesn't send Priority or Tags. This means that tags won't pass through as labels, and the priority will be at the default. My ideal is that the...

Structured Logging with Seq and Serilog

A few years back, I picked up an old "unloved" business application for document handling, and brought it into the modern era. I completed some work on adding automated OCR, running as a service, and then started to enhance it well beyond its original capabilities, such as moving a manual...

Blogging Part 7000

I've created a new blog using Publii, Github Pages, and CloudFlare Pages. Why? Because it's interesting, it's free, and it gives me somewhere to put up my thoughts. I've been doing a bunch of interesting things lately and I plan to share them! Previous blogs are not exist. They are...