opentelemetry-specification VS Serilog

Compare opentelemetry-specification vs Serilog and see what are their differences.


Specifications for OpenTelemetry (by open-telemetry)


Simple .NET logging with fully-structured events (by serilog)
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opentelemetry-specification Serilog
96 53
3,415 6,546
2.3% 2.0%
0.0 0.0
1 day ago 10 days ago
Makefile C#
Apache License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of opentelemetry-specification. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-08-28.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Serilog. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-06-20.
  • Using toast notifications in Windows Forms
    2 projects | | 20 Jun 2023
    Captured in public static void OnActivated() and note Log is SeriLog.
  • How to set up Serilog "Enrichers"?
    2 projects | /r/dotnet | 12 Jun 2023
    "Serilog": { "Using": [ "Serilog.Sinks.File" ], "Enrich": [ "WithHttpRequestId", "WithExceptionDetails", "WithClientIp" ], "MinimumLevel": { "Default": "Information" }, "WriteTo": [ { "Name": "File", "Args": { "path": "../../../../../Logs/MyApp/MyApp-.log", "rollingInterval": "Day", "retainedFileCountLimit": "7", "outputTemplate": "[{Timestamp:yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.fff zzz} {CorrelationId} {Level:u3}] {Username} {Message:lj}{NewLine}{Exception} {Properties:lj}{NewLine}" } } ] } 👆 I got the enricher names from serilog's wiki. The idea was to log the HTTPRequestId, ClientIp, and automagically log the details of every exception thrown (without having to do _logger.LogError(...)). However I don't see those details in the logs. In Program.cs: ``` var logger = new LoggerConfiguration() .ReadFrom.Configuration(builder.Configuration) .Enrich.FromLogContext() .CreateLogger();
  • How to log to an Excel file?
    2 projects | /r/dotnet | 5 Jun 2023
  • How can I fix logger maximum destructuring reached error when using Serilog C#?
    2 projects | /r/csharp | 11 May 2023
    You could also write a custom destructuring policy, assuming it's a flurl-specific public exception type and you only need certain properties of it. You'd implement IDestructuringPolicy and then add it to the configuration:
  • getting started with loggin
    2 projects | /r/dotnet | 5 May 2023
    Serilog, it has sinks for pretty much everything so you can easily swap down the line.
    2 projects | /r/dotnet | 5 May 2023
  • A command line tool that converts GraphQL schemas to Karate API tests
    4 projects | /r/csharp | 29 Apr 2023
    Serilog for logging
  • Serilog in ASP.NET Core 7.0 – Structured Logging using Serilog in ASP.NET Core 7.0
    4 projects | /r/dotnet | 6 Mar 2023
    ILogger is just an abstraction and it doesn't provide many implementations besides .NET Core's built-in console logging. Serilog with its many sinks is layed on top of ILogger (which is what it was created for) and you can configure all types of logging.
    4 projects | /r/dotnet | 6 Mar 2023
    You have to do the same thing in Serilog if you want to enrich
  • Logging in your API
    13 projects | | 22 Feb 2023
    C# -> Built in Logger, Log4Net, Serilog, NLog, e.t.c.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing opentelemetry-specification and Serilog you can also consider the following projects:

NLog - NLog - Advanced and Structured Logging for Various .NET Platforms

Log4Net - Mirror of This is the Apache log4net logging project git repository.

ELMAH - Error Logging Modules & Handlers for ASP.NET

Sentry - Developer-first error tracking and performance monitoring

Sentry - Sentry SDK for .NET

zipkin - Zipkin is a distributed tracing system

Semantic Logging Application Block (SLAB) - Supporting semantic/structured logging for .NET

serilog-ui - Simple Serilog log viewer UI for several sinks.

pino - 🌲 super fast, all natural json logger

StackExchange.Exceptional - Error handler used for the Stack Exchange network

NReco.Logging.File - Generic file logger for .NET Core (FileLoggerProvider) with minimal dependencies

Elmah MVC - Painless integration of ELMAH into ASP.NET MVC application