itslog is a log formatter designed to aid rails development.
The formatting will prepend all log statements with a colored header and additional information about the statement.
[timestamp] [rails namespace]: [normal log], example:
15:16:32 action_view: Rendered layouts/_head.haml (8.5ms)
In addition to more readable logs you can tail and grep specific parts of your application. example:
tail -f log/development.log | grep active_record
Use itslog in conjunction with axe for faster access to your logs.
Add to your Gemfile in Rails:
group :development, :test do gem 'itslog' end
All additional information can be found in this video: The Log Song