Auto-Publishing & Monitoring APIs With Spring Boot

David Pitt Keyhole Creations, Microservices, Technology Snapshot, Tutorial Leave a Comment

If you are heading down the path of a Microservices style of architecture, one tenant you will need to embrace is automation. Many moving parts are introduced with this style of architecture. If successful, your environment will have a plethora of service APIs available that the enterprise can consume for application development and integration.

This means that there must be a way that available API documentation can be discovered. API information needs to be effectively communicated throughout the enterprise that shows where APIs are used, how often APIs are used, and when APIs change. Not having this type of monitoring in place will hinder and possibly cripple the agility benefits that a Microservice style of architecture can bring to the enterprise.

This blog will describe how Swagger/OpenAPI documentation can be applied to a Spring Boot implementation. We will show how API documentation and monitoring can be automatically published to an API documentation portal.

As an example, we introduce a reference Spring Boot API CRUD application (using Spring MVC/Data with Spring Fox) and set up the automatic publishing of API documentation and statistics to documentation portal GrokOla. In the example, we introduce two open source utilities to help and allow published APIs the ability to be searched and notify users when changed….



Keyhole Labs Releases Trouble Maker v2.0.0

Lauren Fournier Company News, Keyhole Creations Leave a Comment

The Keyhole Labs team has announced the release of Trouble Maker v2.0.0.

Trouble Maker is a platform-agnostic tool that randomly takes down services to test stability. It also provides an ad hoc console to produce common troublesome issues in your platform so you can test durability on-demand.

Trouble Maker v2.0.0 introduces specific performance improvements implemented with Spring Boot and Java Websockets. Additionally, the Trouble Maker dashboard user interface has been re-designed, built from the ground up using Angular 2…



Cobol to Java

Adventures In Modernization: Strategy + Example Converting COBOL To Java

Dallas Monson Consulting, Java, Keyhole Creations, Programming, Technology Snapshot, Tutorial Leave a Comment

We have consultants who specialize in moving old to new, renovating dilapidated code bases, and designing brighter futures for enterprises who have been vendor-locked for most of their existence. We have come across some repeated patterns and strategies for how to approach modernization of legacy systems. In this blog, we will cover a strategy that is very popular right now, Re-Platforming.

The basic flow of this post will be:

Introduction to Modernization
High-level definition of the Re-Platforming Strategy for Modernization
Sample of Re-Platforming using Keyhole Syntax Tree Transformer, COBOL –> Java
Additional thoughts on the value/risk of this strategy

Let’s get started…



Announcing Keyhole Labs

Lauren Fournier Company News, Keyhole, Keyhole Creations Leave a Comment

We are excited to announce the creation of Keyhole Labs to the public.

Keyhole Labs is our very own think tank devoted to creating helpful, innovative software for other developers, both paid and open source.

Translation? Neat software tools and platforms that our developers create for other developers. Technically separate from Keyhole Software, but the “product and innovation” arm. And our stellar developers here at Keyhole Software are the brains of the operation.



GrokOla Releases API Governance Features

Lauren Fournier Company News, Keyhole, Keyhole Creations Leave a Comment

The Keyhole Labs team is excited to announce that GrokOla now offers API governance features including API documentation and real-time monitoring.

GrokOla is a knowledge documentation engine. In addition to housing wiki content, APIs can now be documented and monitored in real-time. GrokOla allows users to have all API documentation updated, centralized, and searchable from within a private GrokOla instance…