Java website, with arbitrary performance standards

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Project Description

I need a website that doesn't do much and is instrumented with AppNeta's TraceView product.

# The site itself

The site itself should require 2 machines to run. The frontend machine should have 4 endpoints:

* /login - This endpoint should make 3 database calls.
* /overview - This endpoint should make a database call, a memcache call, and an internal REST API call, and an external REST API call.
* /top_sites - This endpoint should make 50 of the same database call and 2 memcache calls (one set, one get).
* /profiles/ - This endpoint should make 5 database calls and 5
memcache calls. It should return, no matter what is passed for the URL.

All of these should return a page with at least 200 lines of HTML on them. All
of them should include a twitter share button.

The backend machine should have one endpoint:

* /api/data - This endpoint should make a database call, and 2 memcache calls (set & get).

For each of the calls above, I specifically mean:

* A database call: Make a call to a MySQL database, which is set up on the same
machine. I don't care what the query is, but it should take 200-400ms to
* A memcache call: Make a call to memcached on the same machine. The set should
set a key (named 'obj_cache'), and the get should retrieve the key 'obj_cache'
90% of the time, and 10% of the time retrieve 'cached_obj'.
* An external REST API call: Make an HTTP call to
[url removed, login to view] Don't worry about passing
* An internal REST API call: Make an HTTP call to the other server (the
backend), at /api/data.

In all of these cases, you should ignore the result -- the important part is that the call is made.

You should use the following libraries / versions:

* Apache webserver, version 2.2, set up to proxy requests to Tomcat.
* Tomcat webserver, version 6.x.
* Spring MVC framework, version 3
* xmemcache memcache client, version 1.3.6
* Apache HTTP client, version 4.

There are also a couple of of URL flags that all pages should respond to.

* If any of pages are passed "qArg=300" in the query string, it should take an
extra 300ms to run. Similarly, "qArg=100" should delay the request by
100ms. Something like [url removed, login to view]() is fine here. This should be capped at
1000ms (i.e., if qArg=1000000, only sleep for 1000ms).
* If any of the pages are passed "qQuery=true", instead of running the normal
database query, it should run a query that takes an extra 200ms to run.

# The instrumentation

I want to get visibility into what this site is doing. You should instrument
both sites with TraceView. There is a 14 day trial available (link below), which
should give you enough time to instrument this site. Go through the installation
procedure on both machines, and make sure they have the following:

* Basic install (i.e., the tracelyzer daemon is running)
* Apache install on the frontend (i.e., mod_oboe installed)
* Java installation (i.e., [url removed, login to view] loaded via -javaagent in [url removed, login to view])
* RUM (Java function that returns JS on each page.)
* Wrap the [url removed, login to view] that qArg responds to with a Java profile named
'data_process'. (Instructions for that are here:
[url removed, login to view])

TraceView trial: [url removed, login to view]

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