1. Steve Losh
  2. metrics-clojure


metrics-clojure / docs / source / ring.rst

Extras for Ring

metrics-clojure contains some extra glue code you can use with your Ring apps.


The extra Ring-related functionality is in a separate metrics-clojure-ring library so you don't have to install it unless you want it.

To install it, add this to your project.clj's dependencies:

[metrics-clojure-ring "0.7.0"]

Note: the versions of metrics-clojure and metrics-clojure-ring should always be the same.

Exposing Metrics as JSON

You can expose your app's metrics as JSON by using the expose-metrics-as-json middleware:

(use '[metrics.ring.expose :only (expose-metrics-as-json)])

(def app (expose-metrics-as-json app))

This will add a /metrics/ URL that will show all the metrics for the app. The trailing slash is required.

If you want to use a different endpoint you can pass it as a parameter:

(use '[metrics.ring.expose :only (expose-metrics-as-json)])

(def app (expose-metrics-as-json app "/admin/stats/"))

WARNING: this URL will not be protected by a username or password in any way (yet), so if you have sensitive metrics you might want to think twice about using it (or protect it yourself).

JSON Format

Here's an example of the JSON format:

    "default.default.sample-metric": {
        "type": "counter",
        "value": 10

The JSON is an object that maps metric names to their data.

Each metric object will have a type attribute. The rest of the attributes will depend on the type of metric.

TODO: Document each individual type.


If you're using these extras alongside Noir you'll need to be running the latest version of Noir to avoid dependency issues.

If you're getting errors about overriding stuff in Jackson this is the problem.