What ist the best or common approach for simple console application logging in IntelliJ 13.1.2? I'm one of these guys that always used the good old console println approach. But this is evil, some say. So I want to dive into logging with Java 1.8 and IntelliJ 13.1.2 community edition. There are so many logging frameworks out there that I'm quite confused. Is it still necessary to use an external logging framework like log4j from Apache.org or is logging with Java 1.8 fundamental changed?
I'm also new to IntelliJ and not sure how to add one of these frameworks to my application. Is there a IntelliJ approach for build in logging? Basically I only want to get rid of my if...else constructs, for debug logging output. Of course I could write my own logging facility but this is also evil, some say. ;-)