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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


You should now have a feel for the cloud-native example that will be used throughout this book. Though it may appear a bit daunting at first, the mandatory parts are quite easy to set up (especially if you use the pre-built images in Docker Hub), so you can be up and running with the basics of the example in a matter of minutes. Then, you can add whichever of the optional bonus capabilities you'd like at your own pace.

In the upcoming chapters, various MicroProfile technologies will be discussed in detail. Each will show snippets from particular microservices in this example. As you have seen, different microservices are meant to demonstrate different features of Jakarta EE and MicroProfile and provide a real running tutorial of how to integrate with various external services.

In Chapter 8, Building and Testing your Cloud-Native Application we'll examine how these microservices were developed so that you can learn how to develop such microservices yourself....