takes care of your logs

Woodman is a JavaScript logger utility for Web and Node.js applications that is roughly as simple to use as the console, only much more powerful. Woodman lets you take precise control over what gets logged where and how... and knows how to disappear from production code if needed.

// Using Woodman
var logger = woodman.getLogger('myapp');
logger.log('Hello Woodman');
logger.warn('This is a warning');
logger.error('This is an error');
// Using the console
console.log('Hello Woodman');
console.warn('This is a warning');
console.error('This is an error');

Choose the installation method that best suits your needs:

Install Woodman with NPM
npm install woodman
Install Woodman with Bower
bower install woodman

Latest version: v1.1.0 (changelog)

Woodman features:

  • message levels similar to those exposed by the console object (log, info, warn, error). Through configuration, messages may be filtered based on their level.
  • a logger hierarchy to keep track of the origin of messages and disable some of them based on their origin.
  • appenders to change the destination where messages are sent without changing the code. Messages can be sent to multiple destinations at once. Examples of appenders include the console, a log file or a remote server using Web sockets. New appenders can easily be created.
  • layouts to specify the format and structure of the messages sent to an appender: raw string, CSV, JSON, XML, whatever. New layouts can easily be created.
  • filters to disable messages based on something else than their level or origin.
  • a removal tool that drops all traces of Woodman from your code to create a shipping version of your app without logs. With Woodman, no more console.log in your production code!

What now? If that all sounds clear and great, get started then check the configure section. If you're ready to dig into the code to fix a bug or implement a new Appender, Layout or Filter, take a look at the Contribute section. Last but not least, if you cannot help but wonder why Woodman exists at all, what it brings on top of the usual console and how it relates to other similar projects, check the About section.

Wherever applicable, Woodman follows the architecture, terminology and API of the Apache Log4j 2 project.