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On metrics

There’s still an ongoing debate whether development in particular and IT, in general, are engineering practices. In all cases, there’s no denying that our industry is based on scientific foundations. Most of the organizations I’ve worked for implement the Deming wheel in one form or another: From a bird’s eye view, it makes a lot of sense. And given the success of the method in the Japanese car industry, there’s no denying that it’s effective. However,

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Metrics with Spring Boot 2.0 - Counters and gauges

Last week, I wrote about how one could migrate metrics from Spring Boot 1.5 to Spring Boot 2.0. This week, it’s time to check the different metrics available in Spring Boot 2.0 and how to create them. Meter There are 4 main types of metrics available: CounterGaugeTimerDistribution summary To keep the post readable in one piece, it will be limited to Counter and Gauge All metrics inherit from the base Meter class. A Meter provides basic measurement storage capabilities. As

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Spring Boot 2.0 actuator change analysis

Some years ago, I discovered the Spring Boot actuator: Spring Boot includes a number of additional features to help you monitor and manage your application when it’s pushed to production. You can choose to manage and monitor your application using HTTP endpoints, with JMX or even by remote shell (SSH or Telnet). Auditing, health and metrics gathering can be automatically applied to your application. To sum it up, the actuator offers endpoints that allow monitoring of the application from

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Feeding Spring Boot metrics to Elasticsearch

This week’s post aims to describe how to send JMX metrics taken from the JVM to an Elasticsearch instance. Business app requirements The business app(s) has some minor requirements. The easiest use-case is to start from a Spring Boot application. In order for metrics to be available, just add the Actuator dependency to it: <dependency> <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId> <artifactId>spring-boot-starter-actuator</artifactId> </dependency&

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Become a DevOps with Spring Boot

Have you ever found yourself in the situation to finish a project and you’re about to deliver it to the Ops team. You’re so happy because this time, you covered all the bases: the documentation contains the JNDI datasource name the application will use, all environment-dependent parameters have been externalized in a property file - and documented, and you even made sure logging has been implemented at key points in the code. Unfortunately, Ops refuse your delivery since they don̵

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Metrics, metrics everywhere

With DevOps, metrics are starting to be among the non-functional requirements any application has to bring into scope. Before going further, there are several comments I’d like to make: Metrics are not only about non-functional stuff. Many metrics represent very important KPI for the business. For example, for an e-commerce shop, the business needs to know how many customers leave the checkout process, and in which screen. True, there are several solutions to achieve this, though they are