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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

MicroProfile Starter

MicroProfile Starter ( is a code generator for developing cloud-native applications using MicroProfile. This tool can be accessed via the web, command line, or IDE plugins. In this section, we will learn about the MicroProfile Starter tool for creating cloud-native applications.

Accessing MicroProfile Starter via the web

The following screenshot shows the User Interface of MicroProfile Starter, which can be used to create cloud-native applications and then download the ZIP:

Figure 2.2 – MicroProfile Starter UI

In the preceding UI, we can specify the following:

  • groupId: The generated application's Maven group ID.
  • artifactId: The generated application's Maven artifact ID.
  • MicroProfile Version: The version of the MicroProfile release.
  • MicroProfile Runtime: The selected runtime that supports the chosen MicroProfile release version. In Figure 2.2, MicroProfile version...