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SKUtopia Logger

SKUtopia Logger enables the tracing of requests across servers and throughout applications in Express.js. It enables this correlation by consuming the X-Request-Id if one exists, or generating a request id if one does not. It then provides a context-aware logger that can be invoked throughout the call-stack, appending the request id to the log message.

It is based on Winston and express-winston libraries and uses SumoLogic's preferred severity definitions.


Full example

import {
} from '@skutopia/logger';
import * as express from 'express';

const server = express();

server.use(configureAccessLoggingMiddleware({ ignoredRoutes: ['/livez', '/readyz'] }));

const doFunctionCall = () => {
  logger.info('This log will have the request id attached to it');

server.get('/', (req, res) => {
  doFunctionCall(); // No work required to attach the request id to nested log calls
  res.send('Hello World!');

Express.js access log

configureAccessLoggingMiddleware produces access logs from Express.js. This logging middleware must be loaded BEFORE the route handler to capture the request-response lifecycle.

import { configureAccessLoggingMiddleware } from '@skutopia/logger';
import * as express from 'express';

const app = express();

// The logging middleware goes before the route handler.
app.use(configureAccessLoggingMiddleware({ ignoredRoutes: ['/livez', '/readyz'] }));

app.get('/', (req, res) => {
  res.send('Hello World!');
  // Access logs for this route include the request id.


Express.js error log for uncaught exceptions from route handlers

errorLoggingMiddleware produces contextualised error logs for uncaught errors in the route handlers from Express.js. This logging middleware must be loaded AFTER the route handler and before any custom error handlers which are directed with next(err) at the final stage of the request-response lifecycle.

import { errorLoggingMiddleware } from '@skutopia/logger';
import * as express from 'express';

const app = express();

// The logging middleware goes after the route handler and before the custom error handler.

Logging with context

loggingContextCreatorMiddleware provides the context necessary for the context-aware logger. This logging middleware must be loaded BEFORE the route handler.

After the logging middleware is loaded, you can simply use logger from the @skutopia/logger package to log messages.

To load the middleware,

import { loggingContextCreatorMiddleware } from '@skutopia/logger';
import * as express from 'express';

const app = express();


To get the context object from the request object and use the logger

import { logger } from '@skutopia/logger';

function myHandler(req: express.Request, res: express.Response) {
  logger.info('info message');
  logger.error('error message');
  logger.fatal('fatal message');

Logging without context

Always use logger even if you do not expect the log to occur during a request. logger automatically utilises a non-contextualised logger when a log context is not available. This ensures that code can be safely refactored and the context aware logger will adapt accordingly.

import { logger } from 'skutopia-logger';

logger.info('info message');
logger.error('error message');
logger.fatal('fatal message');

Pretty print

By default, the output is in JSON format. To print it in a human-readable format, set this environment variable. This is not recommended for Production




By default, the test Express.js server listens to port 8080. You can specify a different port by setting the environment variable PORT with

PORT=3000 npm run test

Commit guidelines

This repo uses husky and commitlint to enforce commit message. Please always use

npm run commit

to submit commit messages.

Publish guidelines

Go through the release process by doing the following:

npm run release

This will create a release and once merged to the main branch, publish it to NPM public repository.

API Reference

Please refer to the generated docs for the API reference.




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