"We're a logging company that just happen to stream video"
|--A member of the Netflix team|
I was once attending a technical talk when I heard the preceding quote. We're all familiar with Netflix, the streaming service, but to a member of their team, they consider themselves a logging company that just serves video. I think this is a great way of highlighting the importance of logs.
If you're planning on running any application in a production environment, having quality logging is absolutely paramount, as it will be one of your only means of visibility into what is happening in the production environment, or of went wrong if you find a server crashing without explanation. If you've ever had to diagnose a production issue before, ...