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Logging for Systems from Tiny to Big

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This month, Doug Bell (preaction) will be giving a talk on the various ways to add logging and reporting to your Perl program. We'll start with adding reporting to small scripts with simple Perl built-ins such as warn ( and core modules like Sys::Syslog (, then we'll discuss adding logging to larger systems with CPAN modules like Log::Any ( (and show off some of the features of the most advanced Perl logging system, Log::Log4perl ( Between all that, we'll discuss how to use your logs and how to decide what logging you need for your project.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Talk starts at 7:00. Food will be provided from Lou Malnati's ( by our host, ServerCentral (
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