Appcelerator Logger

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Appcelerator Logger
This is a library for creating a Logger to be used by AppC Node applications. The internal logger is a Bunyan logger instance.

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Default Logger

You can create a default logger that logs to the console using:
var Logger = require('appc-logger');
var logger = Logger.createLogger();'Hello, world');

You should see:
INFO   | Hello, world

The returned logger instance is a Bunyan logger instance. The only stream added for the basic logger is a console logger. The built-in console logger will do basic color coding to the console based on the level. However, by default, color coding will be removed when the TTY is not attached (for example, piping the output of the process to a file) or when running in the Travis build environment.
You can customize the default logger with sending options into the constructor.
The following are available properties for customization:
  • prefix - boolean to indicate if the Log Level should be printed in the console. defaults to true. set to false to suppress the label.

  • showcr - boolean to indicate if the log output show show a special carriage return symbol () to indicate a carriage return in the message. defaults to true.

  • showtab - boolean to indicate if the log output show show a special tab symbol () to indicate a tab in the message. defaults to true.

var Logger = require('appc-logger');
var logger = Logger.createLogger({prefix:false});'Hello, world');

You should see:
Hello, world

Restify Logger

If you are using Restify you can create a restify logger:
var server = restify.createServer();
var Logger = require('appc-logger');
var logger = Logger.createRestifyLogger(server);'Hello, world');

This will create a basic logger that you can use but also setup a per-request logger.
To control the directory to where it should place logs, specify a logs property in the options. For example:
var logger = Logger.createRestifyLogger(server,{
	logs: 'my_log_dir'


Password Masking

When using this library, any log records will automatically mask the password value if the object property is named password (including nested object properties).{obj:{password:'1234'}},'hello');

Restify Request Logging

Each Restify request will log it's own log file.
The log property is automatically set on the Restify req object (request).

Hacking the code

You just need to pull the code and resolve the dependendencies. You will need to make sure you have Grunt installed before running:
[sudo] npm install grunt -g

git clone
cd appc-logger
npm install

Running Unit Tests

To run the unit tests, simply run:

Running Code Coverage

To generate the code coverage, you can simply run:
grunt cover

It will generate a folder called coverage. Open the file index.html in your browser to view the coverage results.


This is an open source project. Please consider forking this repo to improve, enhance or fix issues. If you feel like the community will benefit from your fork, please open a pull request.
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This project is open source and provided under the Apache Public License (version 2)).
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