Chapter 7. Error Handling, Logging, and Tracing

No software can run free from error, and ASP.NET applications are no exception. Sooner or later your code will be interrupted by a programming mistake, invalid data, unexpected circumstances, or even hardware failure. Novice programmers spend sleepless nights worrying about errors. Professional developers recognize that bugs are an inherent part of software applications and code defensively, testing assumptions, logging problems, and writing error handling code to deal with the unexpected.

In this chapter, you'll learn the error handling and debugging practices that you can use to defend your ASP.NET applications against common errors, track user problems, and solve mysterious issues. You'll learn ...

Get Beginning ASP.NET 4 in VB 2010 now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.