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Spring Web Services 2 Cookbook by Shameer Kunjumohamed, Hamidreza Sattari

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Chapter 5. Logging and Tracing of SOAP Messages

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Logging the message payload manually

  • Logging both request and response SOAP Envelopes using log4j

  • Logging both request and response using Spring-WS's Interceptors

  • Using Eclipse IDE to debug a Spring-WS

Introduction

Logging and tracing refers to capturing and recording events and data structures about a software program's execution to provide an audit trail. It helps the developers and support team to collect runtime information on the execution of the software program. For any serious software development team, it is very important to implement logging in their system.

For Web-Service development, it is quite useful to be able to see the SOAP messages being transported between ...

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