Simple PSR-3 logger

1.1.0 2021-06-23 18:51 UTC

This package is auto-updated.

Last update: 2024-06-23 23:38:49 UTC


Simple Logger PSR-3 logger

Simple Logger is a powerful PSR-3 logger for PHP that is simple to use.


  • Power and Simplicity
  • PSR-3 logger interface
  • Multiple handlers support
  • Multiple log level severities
  • Log channels
  • Process ID logging
  • Custom log messages
  • Custom contextual data
  • Exception logging


$ composer require azurre/php-simple-logger


Simple 20-Second Getting-Started Tutorial

use \Azurre\Component\Logger;
use \Azurre\Component\Logger\Handler\File;

$logger = new Logger();
$logger->info('Simple Logger really is simple.');

That's it! Your application is logging! Log file will be "default.log".

Extended Example

use \Azurre\Component\Logger;
use \Azurre\Component\Logger\Handler\File;

$logfile = '/var/log/events.log';
$channel = 'billing';
$logger  = new Logger($channel);
$logger->setHandler(new File($logfile));

$logger->info('Begin process that usually fails.', ['process' => 'invoicing', 'user' => $user]);

try {
    invoiceUser($user); // This usually fails
} catch (\Exception $e) {
    $logger->error('Billing failure.', ['process' => 'invoicing', 'user' => $user, 'exception' => $e]);

Logger output

2017-02-13 00:35:55.426630  [info]  [billing] [pid:17415] Begin process that usually fails. {"process":"invoicing","user":"bob"}  {}
2017-02-13 00:35:55.430071  [error] [billing] [pid:17415] Billing failure.  {"process":"invoicing","user":"bob"}  {"message":"Could not process invoice.","code":0,"file":"/path/to/app.php","line":20,"trace":[{"file":"/path/to/app.php","line":13,"function":"invoiceUser","args":["mark"]}]}

Log Output

Log lines have the following format:

YYYY-mm-dd HH:ii:ss.uuuuuu  [loglevel]  [channel]  [pid:##]  Log message content  {"Optional":"JSON Contextual Support Data"}  {"Optional":"Exception Data"}

Log lines are easily readable and parsable. Log lines are always on a single line. Fields are tab separated.

Log Levels

'Simple Logger has eight log level severities based on PSR Log Levels.

$logger->debug('Detailed information about the application run.');
$logger->info('Informational messages about the application run.');
$logger->notice('Normal but significant events.');
$logger->warning('Information that something potentially bad has occured.');
$logger->error('Runtime error that should be monitored.');
$logger->critical('A service is unavailable or unresponsive.');
$logger->alert('The entire site is down.');
$logger->emergency('The Web site is on fire.');

By default all log levels are logged. The minimum log level can be changed in two ways:

  • Optional constructor parameter
  • Setter method at any time
use \Psr\Log\LogLevel;
use \Azurre\Component\Logger;

// Optional constructor Parameter (Only error and above are logged [error, critical, alert, emergency])
$logger = new Logger($channel, LogLevel::ERROR);

// Setter method (Only warning and above are logged)

Contextual Data

'Simple Logger enables logging best practices to have general-use log messages with contextual support data to give context to the message.

The second argument to a log message is an associative array of key-value pairs that will log as a JSON string, serving as the contextual support data to the log message.

// Add context to a Web request.
$log->info('Web request initiated', ['method' => 'GET', 'endpoint' => 'user/account', 'queryParameters' => 'id=1234']);

// Add context to a disk space warning.
$log->warning('Free space is below safe threshold.', ['volume' => '/var/log', 'availablePercent' => 4]);

Logging Exceptions

Exceptions are logged with the contextual data using the key exception and the value the exception variable.

catch (\Exception $e) {
    $logger->error('Something exceptional has happened', ['exception' => $e]);

Log Channels

Think of channels as namespaces for log lines. If you want to have multiple loggers or applications logging to a single log file, channels are your friend.

Channels can be set in two ways:

  • Constructor parameter
  • Setter method at any time
// Constructor Parameter
$channel = 'router';
$logger  = new Logger($channel);

// Setter method

Unit Tests

$ cd tests
$ phpunit