Monitaure is an online service aiming to provide SysAdmins with a clean, lightweight and quick to configure monitoring dashboard. The application does not need any client-side installation or configuration.
Why it's awesome
From a technical standpoint, here are some of the key aspects of Monitaure:
- React to manage user interface ;
- Redux to manage application state ;
- LocalStorage to persist the state between two visits ;
- React-Router to handle front-end routing ;
- A Service Worker to allow the app to be installed on phones and to work offline ;
- Constant monitoring of the device's connectivity state: if the app becomes offline, some functionnalities requiring a network connection are disabled and the user is warned ;
- Push notifications, on both mobile devices and desktop computers ;
- JSX and some Jade for HTML ;
- SASS for CSS ;
- Webpack 2 to bundle everything up.
- NodeJS application built on Sails.js framework ;
- MongoDB database for data storage ;
- Redis database for storing user sessions.
- Served over HTTPS, with rock-solid SSL security (TLS 1.2, OCSP stapling, HSTS, HSTS preloading, Forward secrecy, etc.) ;
- CSRF tokens ;
- HttpOnly, encrypted session cookies ;
- Content-Security-Policy, Strict-Transport-Security, X-Frame-Options, X-XSS-Protection, X-Content-Type-Options headers.
- Served over HTTP/2 ;
- Sitting behind an NGINX reverse-proxy ;
- Caching server-side (NGINX) as well as client-side (Service Worker for requests & assets, LocalStorage for state) ;
- Hosted on a dedicated server running Archlinux ;
- Gzip compression ;
- PNGQuant & SVGO images optimization ;
- CSS bundling and uglification ;
- JS tree-shaking, minification, uglification, dead code elimination.
- IPV6-ready ;
- Sendgrid to send transactionnal emails (account confirmation, alerts, etc.) ;
- Jest for tests and code coverage ;
- Travis CI and Codecov for build testing ;
- ESLint and Codacy for code style and quality review ;
- Heap Analytics for retroactive interaction statistics.
Concerning the graphical aspect of the application, you can find all the goodies here on Dribble.
While it is a useful service anyone can use, it is also meant -as a team project- to showcase our skills.
The team is composed of the following people:
- Bertrand Junqua for both the front-end and back-end code, and server administration ;
- Guillaume Parra who takes care of the UI & UX ;
- Quentin Bucciarelli who laid a hand for writing some of the (S)CSS and the email templates.