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    What is this logger thing about?

    The point is to have one unified implementation for backend and frontend. To achieve this we load logger configurations either from process.env or localStorage

    How to use


    • You can install with npm, yarn or bit. We use yarn!
    yarn add @akkadu/logger


    This works in client and server-side, pew pew pew!

    // ESM
    import Logger from '@akkadu/logger
    // CJS
    const Logger = require('akkadu/logger')


    The logger has 6 levels. Each level will log itself AND the levels below it. For instance logLevel 'info' will log info,warn,error and off. Off is implemented as a method for testing purposes

    • insane
    • debug
    • info
    • warn
    • error
    • off

    The logLevel affects two things:

    1. It affects the logger initialization.

    You can define the logLevel of the logger itself to be one of the following - insane - debug - info - warn - error - off

    // the default way to use the logger is just to initialize it, in this case
    // we read the logLevel from process.env, or from the browser environment
    const logger = new Logger()
    // or we can define the logLevel in the initialization
    // each logger is an isolated instance, so we can have different levels of logging
    // in different files if needed.
    const logger = new Logger({logLevel:'info'})

    The client side env reading is a bit special, so an additional word about that. To set the logLevel from the env there are 2 different ways

    • define localStorage.logLevel = 'info' to define your browser logger level
    • (default) read LOGLEVEL from process.env
    1. logLevel is used when we actually use the logger

    The logLevels available for logging are

    • insane
    • insaneOnce (behaves like insane, but logs only once)
    • debug
    • info
    • warn
    • error
    const logger = new Logger()
    logger.info('The server is listening on port 3000')
    logger.error('User object should be defined')

    The default config of the logger is:

    const defaultConfig = {
      logToConsole: true,
      logLevel: 'info',
      output: []

    The options you can pass to logger are

     testEnv: Boolean // if we are running in test env
     logToConsole:Boolean // if we want to log to console
     outputs:[ // custom output, we will push logs to there arrays
      {logOuput:[], logLevel:string}


    SERVERSIDE - default logLevel should be info

    Let's say that we are on the serverside, and we just want to have default logs on production

     const logger = new Logger() // by default the log level is info, so anything below info will be logged
     logger.info('server is listening on port 3000') // will be logged
     logger.debug(['created new user',userObject]) // will not be logged

    Now we have problems on the server and we want to also display debug logs. We can either:

     // 1. go to .env and set LOGLEVEL='DEBUG' to get all debug logs everywhere
     // 2. or change the logger initialiation in the file we are debugging
    const logger = new logger({logLevel:'debug'})
    logger.debug(['created new user',userObject]) // will log!

    CLIENT SIDE - default logLevel should be warn

    Let's say that we are in browser environment on staging. We are running a nuxt server, so process.env is available

    const logger = new Logger() // the logLevel will be read from process.env - default should be warn
    logger.info(['Joined room',roomData]) // should not log
    logger.debug(['Sending socket message', message]) // should not log
    logger.warn('this route is deprecated') // should log

    Now let's say that we have problems with sending messages throught socket connection.

    // 1. we can change our logger initialization in the problem file with new logger({logLevel:debug})
    // 2. we can write in console localStorage.logLevel = 'debug' and refresh the page
    // in both cases
    logger.info(['Joined room', roomData]) // should log
    logger.debug(['Sending socket message', message]) // should log
    logger.warn('this route is deprecated') // should log

    <3 BadgrHammer, please share any questions or suggestions to me.




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