solid-logger-js is a project that will create logs in a consistant way between your projects.
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What am I?

solid-logger-js is a project that will create logs in a consistent way between your projects. There are a ton of options when implementing logging in your application. The solid-logger series implements the same tasks across programming languages. The idea is that logging in node projects is identical to php, ruby, etc.


  • Handles logging objects

  • Handles circular references

  • Handles logging Errors

  • Asynchronous

  • Built in Console adapter with colors

  • Built in File adapter with day based log rotation

  • Built in Loggly adapter

  • Save multiple messages like console.log

  • Customizable - just push your own adapter on:

    var logger = require('solid-logger-js').init();
    // The adapter should do the desired behavior when it is called with adapter.write(type, category, message)
    // The adapter should return a Bluebird promise that is resolved when the work is done


Node 4+

Why do you want to use me?

Logging is crucially important and necessary for all applications. If a standard practice is not adopted then each team will implement their own way of doing it. Solid logger will not only log to a file, but you can implement adapters that will save data to other databases or to the cloud. The API can also act as a gateway to present the logs in various ways through a web interface (separate project).

How can I be made more useful?

If you want to contribute to this project you could add in more adapters for different output types or implement a new language that uses the same interface and configurations (so that we maintain a consistant feel).


  • trace
  • debug
  • write
  • warn
  • error
  • critical


The logger needs to be configured before it is used. This is done by calling the init method after requiring the logger.

var logger = require('solid-logger-js');

    adapters: [{
        type: "file",
        path: path.resolve(__dirname, "../") + "/log/grasshopper-api.log",
        application: 'grasshopper-api',
        machine: 'dev-server'
             type: "file",
             path: "/your/full/path/log/backup-test.log",
             application: 'grasshopper-api',
             machine: 'dev-server'


Sometimes you don't want to save everything that is logged. Some environments don't need all the data. So there is a filter configuration that can be used PER ADAPTER. So if you want everything logged to the console but only certain things logged to a file or remotely, then no problem. The following Example shows everything in the console but filters out trace, info and debug entries to the file.

logger = Logger.init({
    adapters: [{
            type: 'console',
            application: 'grasshopper-api',
            machine: 'dev-server'
            type: 'file',
            path: path.join(__dirname, '..', '..', 'log', 'std.out.log'),
            application: 'grasshopper-api',
            machine: 'dev-server',
            filter: ['trace','info','debug']

There are a couple of other ways you can configure the module.


var logger = require('solid-logger-js').init({
    adapters: [{
        type: "file",
        path: path.resolve(__dirname, "../") + "/log/grasshopper-api.log",
        application: 'grasshopper-api',
        machine: 'dev-server'

With a configuration file

var logger = require('solid-logger-js').initWithFile("/path/to/your/file");


After you configure your logger, then you can easily call it like:

logger.debug('Useful Label', 'This is my debugging message.');

It will automatcially write to all of your defined adapters.


  • file
  • console
  • loggly
  • remote
  • callback


The file adapter will expect the type set to file and then a path to a log file.

    type: "file",
    path: path.resolve("./log/test.log"),
    application: 'grasshopper-api',
    machine: 'dev-server'

NOTE: Files are split daily so the file path is used for the current day but then it is archived by date.


The console adapter will expect the type set to console.

    type: "console",
    application: 'grasshopper-api',
    machine: 'dev-server'


Loggly is a popular cloud-based log management service.

The loggly adapter will expect the type set to loggly.

    type: "loggly",
    application: "grasshopper-api",
    machine: "dev-server",
    token: "loggly token",
    domain: "website url",
    auth: {
        username: "",
        password: ""


Sends parameterized GET requests to a remote endpoint, or sends POST requests with json data. You can optionally configure any desired headers as an object in the config.

logger = Logger.init({
    adapters: [
            type: 'remote',
            verb: 'GET',
            url: 'http://localhost:4321/log',
            application: 'test',
            machine: 'test-host',
            headers : {
                'x-api-key' : 'abcdefg',
                'something' : 'else'

Supported verbs: GET, POST


Pass in a callback that gets called with the entry object.

var logger = Logger.init({
    adapters: [{
        type: 'callback',
        application: 'logger1',
        machine: 'staging',
        callback: function(entryOjbect) { ... }