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Simplifying logging with Maven and SLF4J

UPDATE:Ceki commented below which prompted me to rewrite the third paragraph.

UPDATE 2:I have a better way of configuring Maven and SLF4J now.

The mismatch between logging frameworks always seems to come up in projects I've developed over the years. Little-by-little I've learned and relearned how to navigate the nest of runtime logging that occurs in non-trivial applications. With my latest project I think I finally converged on a solution that I'll carry forward to future projects.

So what am I really talking about? Have you ever been stumped, even for a short time, about where a certain log message is going and why it might not appear in your log? Often this happens when you are trying to debug an issue with a third-party library that's using a different logging implementation them your application. If you are nodding from familiarity, skip the next paragraph.

Let's start from the beginning. There are several logging implementations available for Java, the best…