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Kotlin Logging

We use Kotlin Logging as a lightweight logging framework for Kotlin. It is a wrapper around the logging facade slf4j API. JBoss Logging is the logging backend. The following api dependencies are used for the configuration.

api("io.github.oshai:kotlin-logging-jvm:$kotlinLoggingVersion") api("org.slf4j:slf4j-api:$slf4jVersion") api("org.jboss.slf4j:slf4j-jboss-logmanager:$jbossLogManagerVersion")

Furthermore, the following dependencies are used to configure the log message format.

com.fasterxml.jackson.module:jackson-module-kotlin com.fasterxml.jackson.datatype:jackson-datatype-jsr310


To obtain a logger, please add the following to your class:

import io.github.oshai.kotlinlogging.KotlinLogging

And place the definition above the class declaration, below imports, in order to make the field static and accessible only within the file:

private val logger = KotlinLogging.logger {}

MDC Contextual Logging

We add implicit context data such as appId and transactionId to possible log messages via Mapped Diagnostic Context (MDC). We import MDC via:

import org.slf4j.MDC

A key-value pair is used at every endpoint via MDC.put(key, value) to add a key and the corresponding value to the MDC.