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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


In this chapter, we explored the three observability technologies offered by the MicroProfile platform; that is, MicroProfile Health, MicroProfile Metrics, and MicroProfile OpenTracing. From reporting the overall health of your application with health checks to the detailed statistical data that metrics provide, to tracking and profiling requests as they travel through your microservices with distributed tracing, each technology has an invaluable purpose that satisfies the important task of monitoring and observing your cloud-native application. Your application has now harnessed all the features and capabilities that the MicroProfile release platform has to offer. There are additional technologies that come with MicroProfile's standalone releases. We will cover these in the final chapters of this book.

In the next chapter, we will explore the topic of deploying your cloud-native application onto the cloud. We'll see how it interacts with cloud infrastructures...