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Architecting Modern Java EE Applications

By : Sebastian Daschner
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Architecting Modern Java EE Applications

By: Sebastian Daschner

Overview of this book

Java EE 8 brings with it a load of features, mainly targeting newer architectures such as microservices, modernized security APIs, and cloud deployments. This book will teach you to design and develop modern, business-oriented applications using Java EE 8. It shows how to structure systems and applications, and how design patterns and Domain Driven Design aspects are realized in the age of Java EE 8. You will learn about the concepts and principles behind Java EE applications, and how to effect communication, persistence, technical and cross-cutting concerns, and asynchronous behavior. This book covers Continuous Delivery, DevOps, infrastructure-as-code, containers, container orchestration technologies, such as Docker and Kubernetes, and why and especially how Java EE fits into this world. It also covers the requirements behind containerized, zero-dependency applications and how modern Java EE application servers support these approaches. You will also learn about automated, fast, and reliable software tests, in different test levels, scopes, and test technologies. This book covers the prerequisites and challenges of distributed systems that lead to microservice, shared-nothing architectures. The challenges and solutions of consistency versus scalability will further lead us to event sourcing, event-driven architectures, and the CQRS principle. This book also includes the nuts and bolts of application performance as well as how to realize resilience, logging, monitoring and tracing in a modern enterprise world. Last but not least the demands of securing enterprise systems are covered. By the end, you will understand the ins and outs of Java EE so that you can make critical design decisions that not only live up to, but also surpass your clients' expectations.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback
Appendix: Links and further resources

Patterns in Java EE

A lot has been written about design patterns. The most prominent and always recited example is the well-known book Design Patterns by the Gang of Four (GoF). It describes common situations in software design that are solved using specific implementation patterns.

Whereas the design and motivation for specific patterns are still valid today, the actual implementation may have changed, especially in the enterprise area. Besides the well-known design patterns which are applicable for all kind of applications, there are also a lot of enterprise-related patterns that have emerged. In particular, a variety of J2EE-related enterprise patterns came up in the past. Since we are in the age of Java EE 8, not J2EE anymore, there are now easier ways to implement various patterns which tackle specific situations.

Design patterns revisited

The design patterns described in the GoF book are categorized into creational, structural, and behavioral patterns. Each of the patterns describe a...