[Application Insights](https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/application-insights/" target="_blank) is a logging platform that allows the collection and, more importantly, the collation of log data from any application. It's primarily optimised and designed to work with web frameworks such as Node.js, ASP.NET (Core too) or PHP etc. You choose the language and AppInsight's got you covered. There are, however cases that you want to do some logging (and you should) from a different type of application, like an Azure WebJob or a Console App. AppInsights works flawlessly with web frameworks because under the hood …[read more]
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I don't know how I've missed this but today I found out that [Visual Studio Code](https://code.visualstudio.com/" target="_blank) (VS Code) provides excellent integration with [Application Insights (AI)](https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/application-insights/" target="_blank). If you're not using AI for monitoring your apps (any app, any code) then you're missing out big time. Regardless of whether you're running on the cloud or on-premises, AI can light up your application in many interesting ways and give you a unique insight on areas such as: Exceptions Events User actions Custom events and …[read more]