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A Python implementation of the SwiftyBeaver Platform.

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<p align="center"><img src="" width="280" alt="SwiftyBeaver"><br/><b>Colorful</b>, extensible, <b>lightweight</b> logging for Swift 2 & 3 as well as Python 2 & 3.<br/>Great for <b>servers</b> with support for cloud platforms.
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Conveniently log to the SwiftyBeaver Platform using the built-in Python logging library.

## Installation

Simply install SwiftyBeaver using `pip`:

$ pip install swiftybeaver

Or use `` after downloading it manually:

$ python install

## Usage

SwiftyBeaver can be used just as any other Python logging handler:

import logging
from swiftybeaver import SwiftyBeaverHandler

sb_handler = SwiftyBeaverHandler('hThdK', 'sdfa...s3mx', 'dsgb...ghdX')
log = logging.Logger(__name__)

log.verbose("not so important") // prio 1, VERBOSE in silver
log.debug("something to debug") // prio 2, DEBUG in green"a nice information") // prio 3, INFO in blue
log.warning("oh no, that won’t be good") // prio 4, WARNING in yellow
log.error("ouch, an error did occur!") // prio 5, ERROR in red

This logging handler sends logging events to the SwiftyBeaver Platform, which allows for viewing logs in it's OS X app and consuming via API. To learn more about SwiftyBeaver, visit the [main repository]( and the [website](

SwiftyBeaverHandler(app_id, app_secret, encryption_key, device=device)

In order to successfully authenticate with the API, `app_id` and `app_secret` have to be provided during initialization. Additionally, `encryption_key` - the key used to encrypt the log entries - is required. `device` is an optional `dict` that should conform to the specification at If it is omitted, a mock device will be used.

Please note that logs are transferred AES256CBC-encrypted and, unless configured otherwise, not after every log event. Each log record is associated with a certain number of points, depending on the log level. Log records will then be sent if the collected points are at least `minimum_threshold`. This system is in playe in order to prevent to many API calls during a short time.

## Testing

Run SwiftyBeaver unit tests using ``:

$ python test

## General Documentation

**Getting Started:**

- [Features](
- [Installation](
- [Basic Setup](

**Logging Destinations:**

- [Colored Logging to Xcode Console](
- [Colored Logging to File](
- [Encrypted Logging & Analytics to SwiftyBeaver Platform](

**Stay Informed:**

- [Official Website](
- [Medium Blog](
- [On Twitter](

More destination & system documentation is coming soon!
Get support via Github Issues, email and [public Slack channel](

## License

SwiftyBeaver for Python is released under the [MIT License](

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