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Practical Cloud-Native Java Development with MicroProfile

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

MicroProfile overview

Let's start by reflecting on the history of MicroProfile, why it was set up, and how it progressed and established its working group. In this section, we look at two different sub-topics: the history of MicroProfile and the characteristics of MicroProfile. We'll begin by looking at the history. It is important to understand the release cycle and what is included in various MicroProfile releases so that we can choose which version to use, and that we have a sense of how fast MicroProfile releases new versions.

History of MicroProfile

Seeing the slowly advancing pace of Java EE, a few major industry players, including IBM, Red Hat, Payara, Tomitribe, and others, got together in 2016 to discuss how to make server-side Java frameworks move faster and to address the new challenges associated with the new microservice space. As a result of this collaboration, MicroProfile was born in the fall of 2016. It was designed to help Java developers develop cloud...