I found the provided Logger in the JDK very confusing and has way more than I needed. Does anyone think it is a bad idea to create your own logging facilities? I have been thinking about that for a while now. Thanks for any suggestions.
Hello Anna - My assignment has the following excerpt in the instructions, which I assume to be standard verbiage:
Use of Standard Elements Use of functionality provided by the core Java classes will be preferred to your own implementation of that functionality, unless there is a specific advantage to providing your own implementation.
As you consider implementing your own logging, I would keep this in mind.
Now if you were considering a tool such as log4j, Jakarta Commons logging, etc., there is completely different text in the assignment that should give you pause...
The final program must have no dependencies on any libraries other than those of the Java 2 Platform.
I hope this gives you some assurance about how to proceed.