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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


Engineers are advised to focus on the domain and business logic first, by starting from the use case boundaries and stepping down the abstraction layers. Java EE core domain components, namely EJBs, CDI, CDI producers and events, are used to implement the plain business logic. Other Java EE APIs are mainly used to support the business logic in technical necessities. As we have seen, Java EE implements and encourages numerous software design patterns as well as the approaches of Domain-Driven Design in modern ways.

We have seen how to choose and implement communication, in both synchronous and asynchronous ways. The communication technology depends on the business requirements. Especially HTTP is widely used and well-supported in Java EE via JAX-RS. REST is a prime example of an communication protocol architectural style that supports to loosely couple system.

Java EE ships with functionality that implements and enables technical cross-cutting concerns such as managed persistence, configuration...