aws-cloudwatch-log

Fast & Simple Logging to AWS CloudWatch

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Fast & Simple Logging to AWS CloudWatch. It logs in the background without blocking. By default, it will immediately send the log to your configured AWS LogStream. You can also easily configure it so that the logs are buffered for a specific period of time before being sent as a batch to AWS LogStream. This is the recommended way.
For a quick recap on how logging on AWS CloudWatch works, refer to the Annex below.
Install
npm install aws-cloudwatch-log --save
How To Use It

Basic

IMPORTANT: In the example below, it is expected that both the logGroupName and the logStreamName have already been created in AWS CloudWatch. aws-cloudwatch-log provides an extra api to create a new logStreamName.
const { Logger } = require('aws-cloudwatch-log')

const config = { 
	logGroupName: 'YourGroupName', 
	logStreamName: 'YourLogStream', 
	region: 'ap-southeast-2', 
	accessKeyId: 'BLABLABLABLABLABLA', 
	secretAccessKey: 'some-very-long-secret', 
	uploadFreq: 10000, 	// Optional. Send logs to AWS LogStream in batches after 10 seconds intervals.
	local: false 		// Optional. If set to true, the log will fall back to the standard 'console.log'.
}

const logger = new Logger(config)

logger.log('Hello World')
logger.log(`I'm`, `aws-cloudwatch-log.`, `I can log many things at once, as well as objects as follow:`)
logger.log({ type: 'this-is-important', details: 'something has happened!' })
logger.log({ category: 'info', details: `I'm fast and lean. I don't block, and everything happens in the background!` })

Notice that the configuration option uploadFreq is set to 10,000 milliseconds. This option is optional. It it is not specified, it's default value is 0, which means that each log action will immediately send the log to AWS LogStream.

Development Mode

When testing your code locally, you can disable logging to AWS LogStream by setting the local configuration to true.

Creating A LogStream

AWS deprecates the usage of the same LogStream by multiple concurrent machine. The recommended method is that each machine creates its own unique LogStream inside a specific LogGroup. To create a LogStream, you can proceed as follow:
const { createLogStream } = require('aws-cloudwatch-log')

const config = { 
	logGroupName: 'YourGroupName', 
	region: 'ap-southeast-2', 
	accessKeyId: 'BLABLABLABLABLABLA', 
	secretAccessKey: 'some-very-long-secret', 
	local: false 		// Optional. If set to true, no LogStream will be created.
}

createLogStream('your-new-unique-logstream', config)
.then(data => console.log('Do whatever you want when it works.'))
.catch(err => console.log('Do whatever you want when it does not work.'))
Annex - Short Explanation About Logs In AWS CloudWatch
Logs and events can't simply being added to CloudWatch. Instead, they are added to a LogStream which belongs to a LogGroup. That means that before being able to log an event to CloudWatch, you need to have created both a LogStream and a LogGroup. You can either do this within the AWS Web Console inside CloudWatch, or you can programmatically do this (aws-cloudwatch-log allows to create a new LogStream here).
AWS deprecates the usage of the same LogStream by multiple concurrent machine. The recommended method is that each machine creates its own unique LogStream inside a specific LogGroup.
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