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Hands-On High Performance with Spring 5 by Dinesh Radadiya, Prashant Goswami, Pritesh Shah, Subhash Shah, Chintan Mehta

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Logging tools

In the preceding sections of this chapter, we learned about the importance of logging. We also learned logging best practices. Now is the time to add logging tools to our skill sets. This section focuses on logging tools. Logging tools are helpful because of the features they provide. In the past, log files consisted of log statements, written in a plain text format. Plain text log files are still useful in specific situations, like analyzing infrastructure data, but they are no longer sufficient in logging information for an application. Java has built-in support for standard logging in the java.util.logging API. Log4j is another well-known and widely used logging tool in the Java community.

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