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Monitoring Spring Boot service with Prometheus and Grafana

Different people mean different things, when they talk about observability. To stay practical and concrete, by observability I mean monitoring, tracing and logging. In this post I will give recipe of adding monitoring to your Spring Boot service with Prometheus and Grafana.

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Back-pressure patterns in practice

Back-pressure is an important feedback mechanism that allows systems to gracefully respond to load rather than collapse under it. The back-pressure may cascade all the way up to the user, at which point responsiveness may degrade, but this mechanism will ensure that the system is resilient under load.

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