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Dockerize a Spring Boot Application

A brief exploration of Docker and how it can be used to setup a complex application with several components. This post will cover the basic concepts of Docker and Docker Compose and how it can be applied to setup the Spring Boot Application created in part one of the series. What is Docker? Docker…

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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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