AppLog.

Enterprise Java
JLog: A Java Logging Framework
Todd Lauinger

Listing 1. AppLog.


package log;

/**
 * <code>AppLog</code> wraps the Log class to do
 * application-general logging. It provides a singleton accessor,
 * along with lots of handy class method {static} accessors. <p>

 * <code>AppLog</code> should be your general application
 * log to write out events of a non-specific nature.  You can create
 * additional special-purpose logs (for example, DbLog to log
 * database events) by copying this class and creating your own
 * handy class method accessors. <p>
 *
 * @see Log
 */
public class AppLog {

    /**
     * Provides the class variable for the Singleton pattern,
     * to keep track of the one and only instance of this class.
     */
    protected static Log singleton = new MultiThreadLog("AppLog");

    /**
     * Returns the singleton instance of this class.
     */
    public static Log getInstance() {
        return singleton;
    }

    /**
     * Logs a text string at the logging level specified.
     *
     * This method is used when your code needs to parameterize
     * the logging level.  Otherwise you probably should use the
     * err(), warning(), info(), detail(), or trace() methods below,
     * they will be less verbose in your code.
     */
    public static void logString(String logString, int errorLevel) {

        // Dispatch the call to the instance side
        singleton.logString(logString, errorLevel);
    }

    /**
     * Logs a text string at CRITICAL_ERROR_LEVEL
     *
     * This method provides the implementation for a quick accessor
     * to log a critical error,
     * replacing typical calls to System.err.println().
     */
    public static void criticalError(String logString) {

        logString(logString, Log.CRITICAL_ERROR_LEVEL);
    }

/**
     * Logs a text string at ERROR_LEVEL
     *
     * This method provides the implementation for a quick accessor
     * to log a critical error,
     * replacing typical calls to System.err.println().
     */
    public static void error(String logString) {

        logString(logString, Log.ERROR_LEVEL);
    }

    /**
     * Logs a text string at WARNING_LEVEL
     */
    public static void warning(String logString) {

        logString(logString, Log.WARNING_LEVEL);
    }

    /**
     * Logs a text string at INFO_LEVEL
     */
    public static void info(String logString) {

        logString(logString, Log.INFO_LEVEL);
    }

    /**
     * Logs a text string at DETAIL_LEVEL
     */
    public static void detail(String logString) {

        logString(logString, Log.DETAIL_LEVEL);
    }

    /**
     * Logs a text string at TRACE_LEVEL
     */
    public static void trace(String logString) {

        logString(logString, Log.TRACE_LEVEL);
    }

}

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