What is Log4j?
It is an open source logging framework. With this tool – logging behavior can be controlled by editing a configuration file only without touching the application binary and can be used to store the Selenium Automation flow logs.
Log4j is a tool in the Logging Tools category of a tech stack.
Log4j is an open source tool with 962 GitHub stars and 584 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Log4j's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Log4j?
8 companies reportedly use Log4j in their tech stacks, including Intuit, internet-of-things, and MiruServ.
36 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Log4j.
Java, Spring Boot, Apache Maven, Dropwizard Metrics, and LogMx are some of the popular tools that integrate with Log4j. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with Log4j.
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