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Why this fork?

  • The goal of this fork is to demonstrate how to instrument an application using aspect-oriented programming techniques in concert with logging context and output patterns.
  • The NodeCellar app is the best reference application for Node.js I could find, and I am just taking advantage of it being in a build-able, runnable state.
  • Hopefully this "makeover" shows how you can quickly create highly instrumented applications without interfering (much) with your existing codebase

What is different?


  • The Scarlet library was leveraged to provide time tracing for certain classes and methods
  • This Aspect takes advantage of the fact that you can hijack a method in Javascript to perform "before and after" logic that is then logged.



  • System.out calls were replaced with proper logging (winston logger) calls.


  • Either teach winston proper patterns, or switch over to log4js
  • Figure out how to set up something like MDC in the Java world.

Node Cellar Sample Application with Backbone.js, Twitter Bootstrap, Node.js, Express, and MongoDB

"Node Cellar" is a sample CRUD application built with with Backbone.js, Twitter Bootstrap, Node.js, Express, and MongoDB.

The application allows you to browse through a list of wines, as well as add, update, and delete wines.

This application is further documented here.

The application is also hosted online. You can test it here.

To run the application on your own Heroku account:##

  1. Install the Heroku Toolbelt

  2. Sign up for a Heroku account

  3. Login to Heroku from the heroku CLI:

     $ heroku login
  4. Create a new app on Heroku:

     $ heroku create
  5. Add the MongoLab Heroku Add-on

     $ heroku addons:add mongolab
  6. Upload the app to Heroku:

     $ git push heroku master
  7. Open the app in your browser:

     $ heroku open
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