Logging in Groovy with replaceable Logger-implementations

With version 1.8 a great feature got into the release of Groovy: the groovy.util.logging.Slf4j-annotation. With that annotation you can create the logging facade which can be used then at runtime with different logging implementations. In this example I will use „simple logging“, „log4j“ and „logback“ as implementations.

Jenkins logging directly to MySQL database

There are cases if you like to send the log output from Jenkins directly to a database for better querying or just as a step for further processing them. As Jenkins is not really admin-friendly with redirecting logs, we have to use the „init.d“ feature of Jenkins (https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/Configuring+Jenkins+upon+start+up). Thus you can simply put an init.groovy […]