Logging Config

  • Src/main/Logback-spring.xml – logging config
  • Want logging to be minimal, useful, but not affect performance
  • For debug use level=”debug”
  • Appender tells whether logs go to file or console or whatever
  • maxHistory=5 means 5 days
  • max file size is 5Mb – if a file fills up, then an index is appended and a new file created (eg mything.log for current and mything.2017-12-01.1.log for filled up log), and the previous file is renamed with the date stamp of the date the file filled up
  • default log location is same location as jar file

Application.yml and VendorProperties

  • Environment-specific details, urls, access tokens etc are in src/main/resources/Application.yml
  • How are settings from application.yml used?
    • See VendorProperties (myproject-backend\src\main\java\com\myproject\backend\config\VendorProperties.java)
    • This class gets injected into most other classes using SpringBoot’s default dependency injection.
    • For instance, you’ll see private var browserCacheTime in BrandDetail, and access functions getBrowserCacheTime and setBrowserCacheTime.
    • Also check out the SpringBoot annotations, ie @Configuration, @EnableConfigurationProperties and @ConfigurationProperties. These are what allow the VendorProperties to automatically take values from application.yml
      • If you look in application.yml, you’ll see there is a section headed vendor: - this is indicated in VendorProperties by prefix="vendor" at the top.
      • You’ll also see the VendorProperties access method setBrands and the member var brands – I believe these relate to the section headed brands: in application.yml.
      • There is a simple example here: http://www.baeldung.com/configuration-properties-in-spring-boot

Gradle and Spring Boot

  • See section on Gradle page