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JakeWharton
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A logger with a small, extensible API which provides utility on top of Android's normal Log class.

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Timber

This is a logger with a small, extensible API which provides utility on top of Android's normal

Log
class.

I copy this class into all the little apps I make. I'm tired of doing it. Now it's a library.

Behavior is added through

Tree
instances. You can install an instance by calling
Timber.plant
. Installation of
Tree
s should be done as early as possible. The
onCreate
of your application is the most logical choice.

The

DebugTree
implementation will automatically figure out from which class it's being called and use that class name as its tag. Since the tags vary, it works really well when coupled with a log reader like Pidcat.

There are no

Tree
implementations installed by default because every time you log in production, a puppy dies.

Usage

Two easy steps:

  1. Install any
    Tree
    instances you want in the
    onCreate
    of your application class.
  2. Call
    Timber
    's static methods everywhere throughout your app.

Check out the sample app in

timber-sample/
to see it in action.

Lint

Timber ships with embedded lint rules to detect problems in your app.

  • TimberArgCount (Error) - Detects an incorrect number of arguments passed to a

    Timber
    call for the specified format string.
    Example.java:35: Error: Wrong argument count, format string Hello %s %s! requires 2 but format call supplies 1 [TimberArgCount]
        Timber.d("Hello %s %s!", firstName);
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
  • TimberArgTypes (Error) - Detects arguments which are of the wrong type for the specified format string.

    Example.java:35: Error: Wrong argument type for formatting argument '#0' in success = %b: conversion is 'b', received String (argument #2 in method call) [TimberArgTypes]
        Timber.d("success = %b", taskName);
                                 ~~~~~~~~
    
  • TimberTagLength (Error) - Detects the use of tags which are longer than Android's maximum length of 23.

    Example.java:35: Error: The logging tag can be at most 23 characters, was 35 (TagNameThatIsReallyReallyReallyLong) [TimberTagLength]
        Timber.tag("TagNameThatIsReallyReallyReallyLong").d("Hello %s %s!", firstName, lastName);
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
  • LogNotTimber (Warning) - Detects usages of Android's

    Log
    that should be using
    Timber
    .
    Example.java:35: Warning: Using 'Log' instead of 'Timber' [LogNotTimber]
        Log.d("Greeting", "Hello " + firstName + " " + lastName + "!");
            ~
    
  • StringFormatInTimber (Warning) - Detects

    String.format
    used inside of a
    Timber
    call. Timber handles string formatting automatically.
    Example.java:35: Warning: Using 'String#format' inside of 'Timber' [StringFormatInTimber]
        Timber.d(String.format("Hello, %s %s", firstName, lastName));
                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
  • BinaryOperationInTimber (Warning) - Detects string concatenation inside of a

    Timber
    call. Timber handles string formatting automatically and should be preferred over manual concatenation.
    Example.java:35: Warning: Replace String concatenation with Timber's string formatting [BinaryOperationInTimber]
        Timber.d("Hello " + firstName + " " + lastName + "!");
                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
  • TimberExceptionLogging (Warning) - Detects the use of null or empty messages, or using the exception message when logging an exception.

    Example.java:35: Warning: Explicitly logging exception message is redundant [TimberExceptionLogging]
         Timber.d(e, e.getMessage());
                     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    

Download

implementation 'com.jakewharton.timber:timber:4.7.1'

Snapshots of the development version are available in Sonatype's

snapshots
repository.

License

Copyright 2013 Jake Wharton

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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