How to get SLF4J to just work


Get slf4j-simple. Create a file in your classpath with the content:


If you’re building an Android app, you would put that file in your app module’s src/main/resources directory. Now you can see logs in stderr.

But that’s just my idea of working.

Sometimes it feels like the world is working against you, and you run into this evil thing that has made it its mission to swallow any debugging information from a library you’re using. And you just want to see what’s going wrong, but now you’re stuck contemplating what even is a “logging facade,” let alone a simple one. And an hour passes by, and you’re still staring at a message that says,

SLF4J: Defaulting to no-operation (NOP) logger implementation

Some days are like that.

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