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Health Checks, Metrics & More with Spring Boot Actuator

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I've been working with Spring Boot for a few years now and I'm a big fan. There are lots of things to like about Spring Boot, but one thing that really stands out for me is the emphasis on production readiness.
Production Readiness Production readiness is about looking beyond functional requirements and ensuring your application can be properly managed and monitored in production. Some key things to consider when thinking about production readiness are...
Health checksViewing application configuration - application properties, Environment variables etc. Viewing and altering log configurationViewing application metrics - JVM, classloader, threading and garbage collection. Audibility of key application events Spring provides all of this functionality out of the box via Spring Boot Actuator, a sub project of Spring Boot. A range of RESTful management and monitoring endpoints are provided so you don't have to implement these features each time you build an application. To enable…