Grafana is an awesome visualization tool for seeing real-time metrics from your applications, and you can combine it with MicroProfile and similar tools to create one dashboard for multiple projects. Different projects use different names for metrics, however, so it is often necessary (and tedious) to handcraft the metrics for each project. Moreover, each project can expose its own custom metrics, and each MicroProfile vendor can also produce custom metrics, so there are many manual steps involved if you want to see all of your metrics in one place.
What if you could simply examine a running app and generate a dashboard with all of its exposed metrics? That is exactly what you can do with the MicroProfile Metrics Generator, a new open source tool that I created to dynamically generate Grafana dashboards for any MicroProfile project by capturing and monitoring all of your project metrics. Once you’ve created a dashboard, you can use it with Grafana, customize it to suit specific needs, and save it as a JSON file. You can also periodically regenerate your dashboards to bring in new metrics that you’ve exposed in your application.
In this article, you will learn how to do just that: Use the MicroProfile Metrics Generator to create a unified dashboard for all of your project’s metrics.
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This article builds on my previous tutorial, Enable Eclipse MicroProfile applications on Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.3. To follow the examples, you must have Eclipse MicroProfile enabled in your Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Expansion Pack (JBoss EAP XP) 1.0.0.GA installation, via Red Hat CodeReady Studio. See the previous article for installation instructions.
In this article, we will use the installed MicroProfile-enabled image to set up a JBoss EAP XP quickstart project in Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces (CRW). You can also apply what you learn from this article to develop your own applications using CodeReady Workspaces.
Note: For more examples, be sure to see the video demonstration at the end of the article.
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Red Hat recently released the first Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform expansion pack (JBoss EAP XP) version 1.0. This version enables JBoss EAP developers to build Java microservices using Eclipse MicroProfile 3.3 APIs while continuing to also support Jakarta EE 8. This article goes into detail on the nature of this new offering and an easy way to get started.
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In this article, we show you how to install Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) XP 1.0.0.GA and enable Eclipse MicroProfile support on JBoss EAP. Once you have MicroProfile support enabled, you can start using the quickstart examples or start developing your own application.
You can find a demo video at the end of this article.
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I’ve had many proud moments in my role here at Red Hat over the years. Examples include when we released the first version of WildFly, when we acquired the Camel team, when we worked with other vendors to create Eclipse MicroProfile, the great work the Strimzi team did to get into the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, our entire Red Hat Managed Integration effort, Kogito, and the list goes on. I feel like I add to this list of examples on an almost weekly basis.
Well, I can now update this list with the first product release of Quarkus, formally called the Red Hat build of Quarkus. (You can also find more support options on the Quarkus project site.) It should come as no surprise that Quarkus is on this list. I suppose what might surprise some people is that Quarkus is only just a product now. Given all of the activities since we officially launched the Quarkus project in 2019, you could be forgiven for thinking it was already a product.
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Open Liberty 126.96.36.199 provides support for MicroProfile 3.3 which includes updates to MicroProfile Rest Client, Fault Tolerance, Metrics, Health, and Config. Improved developer experience is also achieved with support for yum/apt-get installs and the ability to track use patterns with JAX-RS 2.1.
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We are pleased to announce the release of Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces 2.1. Based on Eclipse Che, its upstream project, CodeReady Workspaces is a Red Hat OpenShift-native developer environment enabling developer teams for cloud-native development.
CodeReady Workspaces 2.1 is available now on OpenShift 3.11 and OpenShift 4.3+.
This new version introduces:
- Dashboard: A new onboarding flow.
- Quarkus: A new workspace gets you started with Quarkus.
- Languages: The addition of .NET Core 3.1, Java 11, and Camel DSL (Apache Camel K).
- Other: Editor and AirGap improvements.
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In Open Liberty 184.108.40.206, you can now access Kafka-specific properties such as the message key and message headers, rather than just the message payload, as was the case with the basic MicroProfile Reactive Messaging
Message API. Also, you can now set the
SameSite attribute in the session cookie, the LTPA, and JWT cookies as well as in application-defined cookies.
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Fellow Red Hat associates Cesar Saavedra, Pavol Loffay, Jeff Mesnil, Antoine Sabot-Durand, Scott Stark, and I have written a book on Eclipse MicroProfile, called Hands-On Enterprise Java Microservices with Eclipse MicroProfile.
This 256-page book provides an introduction to microservices and why they are important, and it showcases Eclipse MicroProfile as a way to implement so-called 12-factor apps.
Now through December 15, you can use the following link and discount code to receive a 20% discount when purchasing this ebook through the Packt website.
Hands-On Enterprise Java Microservices with Eclipse MicroProfile
Discount code: eclipse20
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Eclipse MicroProfile and Spring Boot are often thought of as separate and distinct APIs when developing Java microservices. Developers default to their mental muscle memory by leveraging the APIs that they use on a daily basis. Learning new frameworks and runtimes can be a significant time investment. This article aims to ease the introduction to some popular MicroProfile APIs for Spring developers by enabling them to utilize the Spring APIs they already know while benefiting from significant new capabilities offered by Quarkus.
More specifically, this article covers the scope and details of the Spring APIs supported by Quarkus so Spring developers have a grasp of the foundation they can build on with MicroProfile APIs. The article then covers MicroProfile APIs that Spring developers will find helpful in the development of microservices. Only a subset of MicroProfile is covered.
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