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The Thundering Herd

You’ve followed everyone's advice and built a stateless application. The data isn’t in your app server and therefore, when you receive a request, you query the database. Your code looks something like the following with the database swapped out for simplicity:


I had to capture metrics from a service I couldn’t directly access. The go standard library ships with a reverse proxy implementation 🤯. By proxying client requests to the service I was able to capture metrics without modifying the service itself.

What is a Reverse Proxy?

Essentially, a reverse proxy forwards traffic from a client to a set…


Let’s extend Weave Scope by adding links to a Kubernetes resource dashboard.

Understanding application topology is difficult, if not impossible via Kubernetes dashboard table views.

Here at IBM Cloud Private, we want to deliver a productive user experience. Users should be able to visually understand, monitor, and manage their workloads. Therefore, we leveraged Weave Scope and extended it’s feature set to include links back into the IBM Cloud Private management dashboard.

What is Weave Scope?

From the Weave Scope documentation:

Weave Scope is a visualization, and monitoring tool for Docker and Kubernetes. It provides a top down view into your app as well as…

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