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Hands-On Cloud-Native Applications with Java and Quarkus

By : Francesco Marchioni
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Hands-On Cloud-Native Applications with Java and Quarkus

By: Francesco Marchioni

Overview of this book

Quarkus is a new Kubernetes-native framework that allows Java developers to combine the power of containers, microservices, and cloud-native to build reliable applications. The book is a development guide that will teach you how to build Java-native applications using Quarkus and GraalVM. We start by learning about the basic concepts of a cloud-native application and its advantages over standard enterprise applications. Then we will quickly move on to application development, by installing the tooling required to build our first application on Quarkus. Next, we’ll learn how to create a container-native image of our application and execute it in a Platform-as-a-Service environment such as Minishift. Later, we will build a complete real-world application that will use REST and the Contexts and Dependency injection stack with a web frontend. We will also learn how to add database persistence to our application using PostgreSQL. We will learn how to work with various APIs available to?Quarkus?such as Camel, Eclipse MicroProfile, and Spring DI. Towards the end, we will learn advanced development techniques such as securing applications, application configuration, and working with non-blocking programming models using Vert.x. By the end of this book, you will be proficient with all the components of Quarkus and develop-blazing fast applications leveraging modern technology infrastructure.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
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Section 1: Getting Started with Quarkus
Section 2: Building Applications with Quarkus
Section 3: Advanced Development Tactics

Getting started with the Quarkus Maven plugin

In order to scaffold our first Quarkus application, we will be using Maven, which is the most common software and release management tool available. It is used by a variety of developers, mostly because it offers the following:

  • A standard structure for all your projects
  • Centralized and automatic management of dependencies

Maven is distributed in several formats for the user's convenience. You can download it from

Once you've downloaded Maven, do the following:

  1. Unzip the distribution archive (for example, to the directory that you want Maven to be installed in (for example, in your $HOME/apache folder):
$ mkdir $HOME/apache
$ unzip $HOME/Downloads/ -d $HOME/apache
  1. Add the Maven libraries to your system path, as shown in the following...