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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 1: Cloud-Native Applications

When talking about cloud-native applications, it is important to have a shared understanding of what cloud-native means. There is often an assumption that cloud-native and microservices are the same thing, but actually, microservices are just one architectural pattern that can be used when building cloud-native applications. That leads us to the questions: what is a cloud-native application, and what are the best practices for building them? This will be the focus of this chapter.

In particular, we will cover these main topics:

  • What is a cloud-native application?
  • Introducing distributed computing
  • Exploring cloud-native application architectures
  • Cloud-native development best practices

This chapter will provide some grounding for understanding the rest of the book as well as helping you to be successful when building cloud-native applications.