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Actuator and Prometheus

How to monitor and measure a Spring Boot Application's performance. Amongst some of the most important aspects of production environments are monitoring and instrumentation. In this post I will look at how to combine Spring Actuator, Prometheus and Grafana to deliver production grade instrumentatio…

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Boot Your RESTful API Using Spring

How to build a HATEOAS RESTful API using Spring Boot and Mongo. With microservices being a popular approach on greenfield projects and equally used the liven up aging architectures, I wanted to explore what the Groovy / Spring world had to offer in this regard. Spring Boot is arguably the simplest…

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Basic "bump" API using Rails

A protocol to link mobile devices through device bumping, a technique that requires accurate device geolocation. This post will show how to create a basic "bump" API, it does have several shortcomings but will demonstrate the essential components required to get started. The code can be f…

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