[thelist] Tomcat, JBoss, or JRun - which is better for learni ng j2ee?

Hassan Schroeder hassan at webtuitive.com
Tue Feb 24 14:08:32 CST 2004

Steve Lewis wrote:

> What does log4j have to do with IDEs or debugging? log4j is not an IDE.

No kidding?! Thank you, Mr. Dictionary :-)

The point was that using an IDE to set "breakpoints" is something
I couldn't help with, because I don't use Sun One Studio or any
other IDE.

OTOH, I'm not alone (cited: Kernighan and Pike) in thinking that
an effectively used logging tool like log4j is a better approach
to debugging. And I think this is *especially* true for a Web app
environment, where a process-triggering event is an HTTP request.

It also facilitates debugging "in the wild" -- after an application
has been deployed, and develops a problem that can't be duplicated
in the lab.

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