Published on 26 October 2012, last updated on 8 May 2014
Because of a permgen leak related to third-party libraries, the logging in test mode is disabled in Play 2.0.x (there’s a fix coming up in Play 2.1). In some cases, seeing what happens while running a test can be useful – e.g. when debugging calls to various Akka actors that don’t quite behave as expected.
Luckily there’s a workaround, which is to specify a logger for logback by hand when starting play or SBT:
does the trick.
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