Analyzing Cloud Foundry Access Logs

The gorouter component of Cloud Foundry routes all incoming HTTP requests to their target containers and writes all requests to an access log. Each access log entry produced by the gorouters contains a lot of information you would typically receive in other web server access logs as well. This blog…

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Documenting Architecture Decisions

Take a moment and think of a big architectural decision you made in your last project. That one point were you started just with the problem description and had to choose either to go one way to solve it or the other. That was a tough decision to make, right? Now, can you know show me based on what…

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Logging Extra Headers with Cloud Foundry

A Cloud Foundry deployment can be configured to log extra HTTP headers on every request to enrich the log messages produced by the gorouters. This is highly useful to add trace headers to all requests going through the Cloud Foundry deployment. As of writing this, there is a configuration option…

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Fix Git Line Feeds on Windows Forever

In my day-to-day workflow, I frequently use a cygwin shell on Windows, namely Babun. As you might imagine, shell scripts with Windows line endings \r\n are simply no good at all: $ ./ bash: ./ /bin/sh^M: bad interpreter: No such file or directory $ ./ ./ line…

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Building a Living Style Guide with Brunch

Living style guides are a wonderful way to document and develop living style guides. There are a number of frameworks and frontend build systems that can be used to setup a project for a living style guide. In the meantime I have built quite a number of living style guides and have since found a…

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How to Develop a Living Style Guide

Living style guides are a very powerful tool to write clean SCSS code. They simplify the design and implementation of reusable components. On top, you have a very consistent and easy to test style for the web application(s) using the style guide. In fact, a style guide is so easy to develop that I…

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