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Replace Log class with the standard and widely used Logback Library #24

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manoelcampos opened this issue Aug 28, 2016 · 1 comment
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@manoelcampos manoelcampos commented Aug 28, 2016

Replace the CloudSim Log class by the Logback as logging engine and SL4J as logging facade.

An example scenario where this feature can be used

Log messages will be printed with different colors depending on the message type, as depicted below.

log-messages-by-type

Using Logback, you can even customize the log by creating a logback.xml file inside the resource directory of your simulation's project. The default CloudSim Plus configuration is defined here.

It also enables filtering simulation logs by different categories (namely ERROR, WARN, INFO, DEBUG and TRACE), giving a more fine-grained control over log messages. This way, debug process will be easier. It will enable the developer to show just the type of messages relevant to his/her experiments.

The line of code below shows an example of how to enable a specific level of log messages. It can be called before instantiating the CloudSim object.

//Make sure to import org.cloudsimplus.util.Log;
Log.setLevel(ch.qos.logback.classic.Level.WARN);

A brief explanation of why you think this feature is useful

The developer will be able to select the kind of logs he/she want to show, using a standard, well-known library. He/she will have more options when exporting the log and could create its own categories of log messages.

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@manoelcampos manoelcampos changed the title Replace the Log class by the Log4J library Replace the Log class by standard and widely used Library Nov 16, 2016
@manoelcampos manoelcampos changed the title Replace the Log class by standard and widely used Library Replace the Log class by standard and widely used Log Library Nov 16, 2016
@manoelcampos manoelcampos modified the milestone: CloudSim Plus 2.0 Dec 14, 2016
@manoelcampos manoelcampos changed the title Replace the Log class by standard and widely used Log Library Replace the Log class by a standard and widely used Log Library May 30, 2017
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@manoelcampos manoelcampos changed the title Replace the Log class by a standard and widely used Log Library Replace Log class by a standard and widely used Log Library Jun 28, 2018
@manoelcampos manoelcampos changed the title Replace Log class by a standard and widely used Log Library Replace Log class with the standard and widely used LogBack Library Jun 28, 2018
@manoelcampos manoelcampos changed the title Replace Log class with the standard and widely used LogBack Library Replace Log class with the standard and widely used Logback Library Jun 28, 2018
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@manoelcampos manoelcampos commented Jun 28, 2018

Hello @AbderrahmanL,

The issue is closed and moves CloudSim Plus to 3.0 release. Despite simple, it changed a huge number of classes to provide a feature that will be extremely useful. Since you are working on your fork, as soon as you update it, easier it will be.

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