• Monitoring Camunda Platform 7 with Prometheus

    Monitoring is an essential facet of running applications in a production system. Through this process, organizations collect and analyze data, and determine if a program is performing as expected within set boundaries. When combined with alerting, monitoring allows for detecting unexpected system behavior to mitigate exceptional situations as fast as possible. Furthermore, tracking the performance of a system enables organizations to improve those aspects that have the biggest impact with higher priority. One essential aspect of monitoring is the list of key metrics you want to observe. There are different categories of statistics that can be of interest here. To observe the defined metrics, there are plenty of application monitoring tools on the market today. They differ in many aspects...

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  • How we automatically keep our Documentation Screenshots...

    When you open the Camunda User Guide, you’ll see that there are many screenshots explaining the different functions and options the product offers. We hope that you, as a user, find those screenshots helpful. But for us as developers, creating and keeping those screenshots up to date has always been a pain. https://unsplash.com/photos/dDppsuM_UpE At the time of writing, the user guide for Camunda Optimize contained 94 screenshots. And with every release we add more functionality, which means the number of screenshots continuously grows. When we change the look of buttons or add a new section to the header, we need to update every screenshot that has a button or header in it. In practice, this meant we were manually recreating every...

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