Over a million developers have joined DZone.
{{announcement.body}}
{{announcement.title}}

Apache Log4j 1 Reaches End-of-Life

DZone's Guide to

Apache Log4j 1 Reaches End-of-Life

The Apache Software Foundation announced the end of Apache Log4j 1 with recommendations to upgrade to Log4j 2.

· Performance Zone ·
Free Resource

SignalFx is the only real-time cloud monitoring platform for infrastructure, microservices, and applications. The platform collects metrics and traces across every component in your cloud environment, replacing traditional point tools with a single integrated solution that works across the stack.

Earlier this month, the Apache Logging Services Project Management Committee (PMC) announced on its blog that Log4j 1.x had reached end-of-life (EOL) and would no longer receive official support. 

First released in 1999 as a logging library for Java, Log4j 1.x was one of the most popular logging frameworks on the market. During its lifetime, the logging framework had 21 updates. Its website describes its ability to "enable logging at runtime without modifying the application binary."

Part of the reason that Apache ended its support for 1.x was due to some "architectural flaws" and a "complex" release process, which resulted in few developers willing to volunteer their time on maintaining its codebase. 

While Apache will no longer be releasing updates, Log4j 1.x will still have its resources and documentation will remain accessible. Users can also continue to download the current framework as it currently is and create projects with it.

To bridge your Log4j 1 to 2, click here.

For more information, visit the Apache Logging site.

SignalFx is built on a massively scalable streaming architecture that applies advanced predictive analytics for real-time problem detection. With its NoSample™ distributed tracing capabilities, SignalFx reliably monitors all transactions across microservices, accurately identifying all anomalies. And through data-science-powered directed troubleshooting SignalFx guides the operator to find the root cause of issues in seconds.

Topics:
performance ,devops ,apache ,apache log4j ,logging

Opinions expressed by DZone contributors are their own.

{{ parent.title || parent.header.title}}

{{ parent.tldr }}

{{ parent.urlSource.name }}