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Debugging vs. Logging in Mobile App Development

Elisha Sterngold

Elisha Sterngold

Founder & CEO

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In the early days of computer programming there were no good debuggers available that helped you debug the program step by step, therefore the easiest way was to print it in the console.

Even when there were better debuggers they were not well integrated into an IDE so it was much easier just to write printf and to get the information thru the console. But once the developer has already written many printfs/logs, why not just save the console output so that the developer will always have this information when needed.