Track is the English term referring to crawl and when it is brought into the application development context its meaning does not change. The tracking information within an application, especially those that run in a web environment, is essential.

Having control and autonomy over all information generated from an application is vital for its operation. Whereas the human factor can be an imminent risk in various spheres, the track information helps identify, analyze, and finally take the necessary measures in situations where a problem is identified.

When working with the human factor, a number of considerations are recorded and these the most suitable cases is to have an automated control that allows access to actions generated from the system information.

Implementing tracking functions in a web application is a preventive action, so it is important to always consider its functionality early in the development project.

When thinking about screening is important to consider, first of all, two important factors. The first relates to the users and the second specifically to the actions that users can perform within the system.

By default, the track is made from the allowed actions within the system. It can be done more simply, when stored information related to click buttons and access to forms and reports, for example; or even more detailed, when it is possible to identify not only the main elements, secondary elements as methods that have been fired  and external systems actions to interact via the web service, for example.

Regardless of the type of tracking, every application requires a scheme for identifying the actions generated by one or more users, human or otherwise. Even small applications need this function, considering that this resource is considered preventive and not corrective.

A log scheme, even if simple, guarantees a functional tracking system, thus allowing that any problem is solved as soon as possible. By identifying the cause of an event, understanding from what point it was originated, the corrective action becomes more efficient, preventing losses of all kinds.

Whereas most contingencies occur in a production environment, identifying its source quickly causes the negative impact caused by it is minimized, thus minimizing the risks and making much more efficient corrective actions.

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September 30, 2015


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