Welcome to ConSol Labs

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ConSol CM brings BPM to a CRM system. In-house ConSol CM is used to process cases of a wide range of types. Amongst others it also maps the sales process. For that purpose a new sales case is created automatically or manually every time a sales opportunity or lead comes up. To these cases, information can be added concerning the communication with the customer, the origin of the opportunities and others.

Within a research and development project the scope was to predict the success for open sales cases, using machine learning algorithms. This way, sales employees would know already in an early stage if the opportunity most probably will be successful or how to adapt their strategy during the sales process to increase the chances for success.

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Docker Headless VNC Container 1.3.0 has been released today. The different Docker images contains a complete VNC based, headless UI environment for testautomation like Sakuli does or simply for web browsing and temporary work in a throw-away UI container. The functionality is pretty near to a VM based image, but can be started in seconds instead of minutes. Each Docker image has therefore installed the following components:

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Author:Tobias Schneck
Tags:docker, openshift, kubernetes, continuous integration, testautomation
Categories:development

When you are developing software, you will most likely stumble upon situations where you must perform frequent, but minor, code changes. Changes that do not alter your software’s basic functionality, changes so simple that from a developer’s perspective are more like a different configuration for your code but are still a bit too complex to use a simple configuration file.

In this article I will show you how to use Apache FreeMarker to implement dynamic and complex configurations in Java projects that can be configured from outside the application.

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Author:Jan Lipphaus
Tags:java, freemarker
Categories:development

Database communication is an essential part of many applications, when persistent data storage is required. May it be orders, customer data, product recommendations or product information, if persistent storage is in place, the data contains a certain business value. Therefore it’s important that your software handles your persistent storage the right way.

In this blog post you’ll learn how to test your database communication using Citrus.

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Author:Sven Hettwer
Tags:citrus, integration-tests, test-automation, database, jdbc
Categories:development, citrus
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At this year’s FOSDEM conference I did a 30 minutes presentation on Monitoring Legacy Java Applications with Prometheus. The talk gives an overview of some of the options you have for monitoring Java applications with Prometheus when you cannot modify the application’s source code:

The video is available below.

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Author:Fabian Stäber
Tags:PrometheusIO, Java, FOSDEM, talk, grok_exporter, promagent
Categories:monitoring

In diesem Blogartikel wird gezeigt, wie das Monitoring-Plugin check_nwc_health auf eigene Bedürfnisse angepasst bzw. erweitert werden kann.

Ursprünglich sollte nur die Logik des Modes ha-role modifiziert werden, um den Status von Cluster-Nodes nur zu reporten, anstatt zu alarmieren. Heraus kam eine Statusanzeige im Thruk-Frontend auf Basis von Host-Macros…

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Author:Simon Meggle
Tags:monitoring, thruk, check_nwc_health
Categories:monitoring

There are a lot of articles that show how to monitor an OpenShift cluster (including the monitoring of Nodes and the underlying hardware) with Prometheus running in the same OpenShift cluster. This article however is based on a different scenario: You are responsible for an application on an OpenShift cluster and want to monitor just this application, but you don’t have any administrative permission on it. The reason for this can be that you are working in a big company where the operation of the OpenShift environment is outsourced or the process to introduce a new monitoring solution takes way too long or the current monitoring solution doesn’t match your requirements and so on.

In this article I’m going to show you how to setup the monitoring of a demo application in 6 easy steps. The example is built in that manner that it will be easy for you to do the same for your application. A side note: If the OpenShift cluster that you are using will be monitored in the future with a different Prometheus setup, you don’t need to start from scratch. You might need to tweak the configuration of your scraping a bit and you need to move your dashboard to a different Grafana but that should be it.

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Author:Olaf Meyer
Tags:openshift, prometheus, grafana
Categories:development
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Imagine your’re working on a bigger feature in a complex piece of software. Your implementation is complete, all tests in scope turned green and you push your changes for integration testing. Then, some integration tests from a completely different module fail and you have no clue which change may have caused this. Now you start analyzing the issue. Probing your commits by hand would end up in a very tedious process for sure. Thankfully git can do all the work for you, while you enjoy a cup of coffee.

The high-level command git bisect allows you to automatically run a specified test procedure, while it’s crawling through your commit history to find the bad revision.

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Author:Sven Hettwer
Tags:git, debugging, automation
Categories:development, git
Sakuli v1.1.0 released!

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Also we wan’t to say a big THANK YOU for the great support of our contributors, our valued supporting companies and at least ConSol for making this possible as open source software. Double Thumbs up!!!

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The Tutorial “Docker based E2E application monitoring with Xfce UI and OMD Labs” describes how to:

  • Implement a complete containerized end-to-end monitoring environment
  • Testing HTML content
  • Testing native UI content
  • Setting up a monitoring with OMD Labs:
    • Grafana graphs about the performance times (end user perspective)
    • Alerts on errors with screenshots
  • Continuous execution of the test suite in a loop

Sources: see github.com/ConSol/sakuli-examples

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Author:Tobias Schneck
Tags:sakuli, docker, omd, end2end, testautomation, javascript, grafana
Categories:development, monitoring
Monitoring-Workshop 2018 4./5. September Braunschweig