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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 6: Observing and Monitoring Cloud-Native Applications

In the previous two chapters, we discussed and explained the varying capabilities of the MicroProfile 4.1 platform for building and enhancing your cloud-native application. At this point, your cloud-native application is built on a strong fundamental core with much credit due to the tried and true components of the Jakarta EE platform. On top of that, you've added a few bells and whistles to make your application more resilient, secure, configurable, and documentable. For all intents and purposes, you have yourself a fully capable cloud-native application that's ready for deployment. But as the savvy developer that you are, you know that the story of your cloud-native application is not complete once you deploy it. Nothing is truly perfect and, depending on the complexity of your application ecosystem, letting your applications run wild can be disastrous.

This brings forth the important task of monitoring your...