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Logger

Ambiorix' logger is built with log. The original Logger class found in early versions of ambiorix has been deprecated in favour of the Logger class from the log package.

Auto

You can switch on the logging either with the ambiorix.logger option or when instantiating the application, this is now the default.

library(ambiorix)

app <- Ambiorix$new(log = TRUE)

app$get("/", \(req, res){
res$send("hello!")
})

app$get("/about", \(req, res){
res$send("Me me me")
})

app$start()

Visiting both routes gives the following log.

✔ 27-02-2022 20:12:08 Listening on http://localhost:2488
ℹ 27-02-2022 20:12:08 GET on /
✖ 27-02-2022 20:12:09 GET on /favicon.ico - Not found
✖ 27-02-2022 20:12:38 Server stopped

Druid

There is a middleware to easily implement more extensive logging, see druid.

library(druid)
library(ambiorix)

app <- Ambiorix$new(log = FALSE)
app$use(
druid(
path_info = TRUE,
remote_port = TRUE
)
)

app$get("/", \(req, res){
res$send("hello!")
})

app$get("/about", \(req, res){
res$send("Me me me")
})

app$start()
> 27-02-2022 20:15:24 PATH_INFO: "/" REMOTE_PORT: "51970"
> 27-02-2022 20:15:24 PATH_INFO: "/favicon.ico" REMOTE_PORT: "51970"

Manual

The logger used internally (above) is exported and can be used by developers: this will work regardless of whether the internal logger is on or off. Note that it will automatically prepend every event logged with the date and time at which it happened.

library(ambiorix)

app <- Ambiorix$new(log = FALSE)

# create logger
logger <- new_log()

app$get("/", \(req, res){
logger$log("Home", "was visited")
res$send("hello!")
})

app$get("/about", \(req, res){
logger$log("About page", "was just viewed")
res$send("Me me me")
})

app$start()

Visiting both routes gives the following log.

> 2020-09-20 13:48:34 - Home was visited
> 2020-09-20 13:48:41 - About page was just viewed

Log package

The logger used internally (above) is exported and can be used by developers: this will work regardless of whether the internal logger is on or off. Note that it will automatically prepend every event logged with the time at which it happened.

library(log)
library(ambiorix)

app <- Ambiorix$new()

# create logger with the log package
logger <- Logger$new()

app$get("/", \(req, res){
log$log("Home", "was visited")
res$send("hello!")
})

app$get("/about", \(req, res){
log$log("About page", "was just viewed")
res$send("Me me me")
})

app$start()

Visiting both routes gives the following log.

> Home was visited
> About page was just viewed