This Excerpt is from an excellent IBM article on logging: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/websphere/techjournal/0802_supauth/0802_supauth.html What’s the difference between logging and tracing? Logging is typically used for important events that you want to make note of in your log files. Logging is used to indicate important changes in state (for example, when a service starts or stops), to indicate.. read more →