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Practical Cloud-Native Java Development with MicroProfile

By : Emily Jiang, Andrew McCright, John Alcorn, David Chan, Alasdair Nottingham
Book Image

Practical Cloud-Native Java Development with MicroProfile

By: Emily Jiang, Andrew McCright, John Alcorn, David Chan, Alasdair Nottingham

Overview of this book

In this cloud-native era, most applications are deployed in a cloud environment that is public, private, or a combination of both. To ensure that your application performs well in the cloud, you need to build an application that is cloud native. MicroProfile is one of the most popular frameworks for building cloud-native applications, and fits well with Kubernetes. As an open standard technology, MicroProfile helps improve application portability across all of MicroProfile's implementations. Practical Cloud-Native Java Development with MicroProfile is a comprehensive guide that helps you explore the advanced features and use cases of a variety of Jakarta and MicroProfile specifications. You'll start by learning how to develop a real-world stock trader application, and then move on to enhancing the application and adding day-2 operation considerations. You'll gradually advance to packaging and deploying the application. The book demonstrates the complete process of development through to deployment and concludes by showing you how to monitor the application's performance in the cloud. By the end of this book, you will master MicroProfile's latest features and be able to build fast and efficient cloud-native applications.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Section 1: Cloud-Native Applications
Section 2: MicroProfile 4.1 Deep Dive
Section 3: End-to-End Project Using MicroProfile
Section 4: MicroProfile Standalone Specifications and the Future

Chapter 8: Building and Testing Your Cloud-Native Application

In the previous chapters, we've looked at various MicroProfile technologies in isolation. Now, let's come back to our example application, the IBM Stock Trader, first introduced in Chapter 3, Introducing the IBM Stock Trader Cloud-Native Application, to see those in use across various microservices. In this chapter, we'll focus on how to build those microservices, how to construct the container image for each and push them to an image registry, how to unit test them, and the usage of various MicroProfile features.

In this chapter, we're going to cover the following main topics:

  • Compiling the Stock Trader microservices
  • Building the Stock Trader container images
  • Testing the Stock Trader microservices
  • Stock Trader usage of MicroProfile

By the end of this chapter, you will be familiar with how to build the various pieces of such a cloud-native application, how to try out each...