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ArgoCD Monitoring with Prometheus and Grafana

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ArgoCD has by default support for notifying when an Application does not have the desired status through triggers. For example, when an application becomes OutOfSync or Unhealthy, a notification is sent to your configured notification service (e.g. Slack). This was …

1 month ago
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Showcase: Using Jsonnet & Mixins to Simplify Endpoint Monitoring with Blackbox-exporter

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Blackbox-exporter is a Prometheus exporter that probes endpoints and exposes metrics of the probe result. There are multiple guides on how to use the Blackbox-exporter, and we won't go into that, but rather focus on newer things as Jsonnet as …

1 month ago
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Custom Django Error Pages

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Django comes with default views for 400, 403, 404 and 500 pages which is great. However, the default templates for these views are minimal - they just indicate what error it is. This blog post will walk through how to …

2 months ago
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Django Development and Production Logging

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Django comes with many great built-in features, logging is one of them. Pre-configured logging setups that vary between development (debug mode) and production environments. Easy integration to send you emails on errors, out-of-the-box support for various settings as log levels …

2 months ago
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Simple Django User Session Clearing using Celery

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Django provides session support out-of-the-box and stores sessions in the django_session database table. Django leaves it up to the project maintainers to purge sessions in their Django project. This means that if it's not done on a regular basis the …

2 months ago
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Best Practises for A Performant Django Admin

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The admin interface that comes with Django is one of the great things about Django. It comes with a ton of features out of the box and has many open source packages that extend the base functionality even more. Well …

6 months ago
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Celery Monitoring with Prometheus and Grafana

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Celery is a python project used for asynchronous job processing and task scheduling in web applications or distributed systems. It is very commonly used together with Django, Celery as the asynchronous job processor and Django as the web framework. Celery …

9 months ago
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Core Continuous Integration (CI) Steps for Python and Django Applications

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Recently I worked on a Django project where I built a Django API using DRF, but I also was responsible for the infrastructure setup. Setting up a baseline Django project was easy due to the Django cookiecutter, but for the …

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Django Monitoring with Prometheus and Grafana

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The Prometheus package for Django provides a great Prometheus integration, but the open source dashboards and alerts that exist are not that great. The to-go Grafana dashboard does not use a large portion of metrics provided by the Django-Prometheus package, …

10 months ago
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Django Error Tracking and Performance Monitoring with Sentry

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As good as a framework that Django is, the default method of sending an email when getting an error leave much to be desired. The database or cache acting flaky? Expect 1000s of emails depicting that error, which usually does …