Log4j has three main components: loggers, appenders and layouts. These three types of components work together to enable developers to log messages according to message type and level, and to control at runtime how these messages are formatted and where they are reported. Logger hierarchy The first and foremost advantage of any logging API over plain System.out.println resides in its ability to disable certain log statements while allowing others to print unhindered. This capability assumes that the logging space, that is, the space of all possible logging statements, is categorized according to some developer-chosen criteria.
OJB - ObJectRelationalBridge Summary Apache ObJectRelationalBridge (OJB) is an Object/Relational mapping tool that allows transparent persistence for Java Objects against relational databases. flexibility
Commons - Commons Welcome to the Apache Commons The Commons is an Apache project focused on all aspects of reusable Java components. The Apache Commons project is composed of three parts: The Commons Proper - A repository of reusable Java components. The Commons Sandbox - A workspace for Java component development. The Commons Dormant - A repository of components that are currently inactive.