Log.INFO vs. Log.DEBUG

Better Stack Team
Updated on October 11, 2023

When logging, logged messages are differentiated by their importance. In most logging frameworks we differentiate the following levels of importance:

  • DEBUG - Lowest level. Fine-grained statements concerning program state, typically used for debugging. Used primarily by the developers.
  • INFO - Informational statements concerning program state, representing program events or behavior tracking. May be used when tracking user activity by the support staff.
  • WARN - Statements that describe potentially harmful events or states in the program.
  • ERROR - Statements that describe non-fatal errors in the application; this level is used quite often for logging handled exceptions
  • FATAL - Statements representing the most severe of error conditions, assumedly resulting in program termination.

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