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Platform Logger

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000146581D
Publication Date: 2007-Feb-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method that is based on an open-source logger, and is thread-safe, serialize-able, and configurable through an encrypted profile; it allows for the secure access of database connection information. Benefits include allowing easier development, debugging, troubleshooting, and maintenance.

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Platform Logger

Disclosed is a method that is based on an open-source logger, and is thread-safe, serialize-able, and configurable through an encrypted profile; it allows for the secure access of database connection information. Benefits include allowing easier development, debugging, troubleshooting, and maintenance.

Background

Every production-ready, enterprise software application or service needs logging and instrumentation in order to allow for debugging and error tracking. There are several logging and instrumentation frameworks available in the IT industry today; however, there are no existing logging frameworks that can be used with systems such as the BizTalk server 2004; these systems require that software objects be thread safe and binary serialize-able. Because use of the BizTalk sever is rapidly growing, it is important to fill the gap in existing logging frameworks.

General Description

The disclosed method is based on an open-source logger, and is thread-safe, serialize-able, and configurable through an encrypted profile; it allows for the secure access of database connection information. It is called the Platform Logger, and contains entirely new functionality that is not available in the open-source version. The Platform Logger:

·        Is thread safe, allowing applications like the BizTalk server to safely use this object in parallel branches.

·        Is binary serialize-able, allowing applications like the BizTalk server to use instances of the logger outside of atomic scope sections.

·        Can be configured...