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Good logging system for WebApp (Struts)

Vince Hon
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Joined: Feb 11, 2003
Posts: 117
My question is that: How to get the Logger for my webapp ? I have designed 3 cases:

case 1:
Getting a private static logger of each classes. As there are many StrutsAction classes, it seems the code is not tidy.

case 2:
Write a single Logger common to the package, and ALL classes within the webapp will use this logger for logging.

case 3:
Same as case 2, except I initialize a Logger during the SerletContext Initialization and put this as ServletContext attribute, then all StrutsAction class get the logger from Servlet Context during runtime.

Thus, prevent from using a static logger which is hardcoded in the StrutsAction class. However, I doubt if any significant overhead is added in the system.

Could any expert share your experience about this ?


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Vince Hon
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Joined: Feb 11, 2003
Posts: 117
additional info of my webapp:

I am now designing a logging system for my webapp which is based on Apache Struts framework.

To avoid using System.out.println() for logging, I use the J2SE java.util.logging tools.
Yong Bakos

Joined: Jul 18, 2005
Posts: 29
Hey Vince, why don't you use a Filter?
That, and with Log4j will let you do about anything ya need.
I agree. Here's the link:
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