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ServletContext.log Vs log4j

 
Vishwas Hegde
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Hello Ranchers...

I just wanted to know what are the differece between log4j and ServletContext.log();

Even though the Servlet API has options for logging in the msgs, why do most of the people use log4j?

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Vishwas
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Adeel Ansari
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Because most of the time we want to log messages not just from the servlet but also in business tire, and database tier. Log4J is meant for that, therefore we prefer Log4J over, ServletContext logging.

The substitute would be java.util.logging.
 
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