Architecture

Serverless – Are you ready to 737 Max 8 your core business?

Ok, I agree that this is not the best way to draw and comparison and some might find it in bad spirit as well. Apologies for that. But, I am amazed at what the organizations are willing to bet on given the lure of not managing your infrastructure. After the horrendous Max 8 episode, I have become a firm believer of the fact that Technology, Continue Reading

Running jmx2graphite as a java agent to push the JMX metrics into Graphite

In my previous blog, we discussed how to monitor a Kafka stream application using Grafana and Graphite. In this solution, we used jmx2graphite as a metrics exporter which takes the metrics from the Jolokia URL where Jolokia exposes the JMX metrics and pushes those metrics to Graphite. But, there is a problem with this solution that we need to deploy one jmx2graphite per service. So Continue Reading

Different types of Component Selectors in Angular

Components are the most basic UI building block of an Angular app. An Angular app contains a tree of Angular components. Angular components are a subset of directives, always associated with a template. Unlike other directives, only one component can be instantiated per element in a template. There are a lot of properties present inside a component decorator. In this blog, I will focus on Continue Reading

Monitor a Kafka stream application with Graphite-Grafana using JMX metrics

A few days back, we got the requirement that we need to monitor a Kafka stream application using JMX metrics. We looked for the solution and reached to the conclusion which we will discuss in this blog. I will try to explain each and every component of the solution along with the setup and the integration part of the whole system. Proposed solution: Service (application) exposes Continue Reading

PlantUML (Easy Diagram Creation Tool)

Hello All, In this blog, we are going to explain how we can create a different level of diagrams using PlantUML. Generally, developers communicate with their audience using the following ways: Technical text. Screenshots of the code. OR Diagrams Technical text and Screenshots of the code works well for developers but fails while communicating with the clients or users, but diagrams work well with both Continue Reading

Unit Tests vs Integration Tests – Battle continues

One would expect that after being in the industry for almost 20 years, a trivial comparison like this would be years behind me but I probably less correct. It seems that the right amount of Unit tests is still a burning issue which needs some attention. At Knoldus, we have the policy of maintaining a very high code coverage so that we can objectively validate Continue Reading

Platform and Pipes, you need a Reactive API

Today every company is a tech company. This is a prediction which has come from many stalwarts in the software industry who believe that the organisations who do not invest in technology any more are going to bleed and die. Let us see how we got here though. Historically, all organisations followed the Pipe mentality. Firms create stuff, push them out and sell them to Continue Reading

Want to expose an API? Reactive Options

In the modern digital world, a system which cannot talk to other systems or does not allow other systems to talk to itself is bound to fail. A lot of organizations that we work with be it large banks, healthcare institutions, travel booking and predictions, industrial analysers, would like to expose their ecosystem through an API so that it is available as a platform for other companies and products to consume and innovate on.

Microservices and the Saga Pattern

Microservices have become a crucial part of any enterprise these days, no matter if it is a big or a small enterprise. When something this big is present in the market why not see some fundamentals of the same? So here we’ll go through the concepts like what is a microservice and Saga Patterns that an ideal microservice should have.

Use Case for Message-driven Reactive Systems

The Case for Message-driven Reactive Systems.

CAP Theorem for the distributed systems

A few days back I completed the certification for the 1st course of the Lightbend Reactive Architecture Advanced i.e. Building Scalable Systems. I found this course very helpful and informative to get the idea of Reactive architecture. So if you have not started yet, please go there and lets become reactive. There are few foundational courses as well to build the foundation of reactive architecture. Continue Reading

Understanding Of CORS

Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) is a mechanism that uses additional HTTP headers to tell the browser to let a web application running at one origin(domain) have permission to access selected resources from a server at a different origin. A web application makes a cross-origin HTTP request when it requests a resource that has a different origin (domain, protocol, and port) than its own origin. An Continue Reading

MEAN Stack: Introduction – Part 1

MEAN Stands for M – Mongo DB (database system) E – Express (back-end framework) A – Angular.js (front-end framework) N – Node.js (back-end runtime environment) What is MEAN? MEAN is a full-stack JavaScript solution that helps you build fast, robust, and maintainable production web applications. The stack used in mean is: Mongo DB: Mongo DB is an open-source, document database designed for ease of development and scaling. It is Continue Reading

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