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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

Dependency management of Java EE projects

The dependency management of an enterprise project targets the dependencies that are added on top of the JDK. This includes dependencies that are required during compilation, tests, and at runtime. In a Java enterprise project, the Java EE API is required with provided dependency scope. Since the APIs are available on the application server, they don't have to be included in the packaged archive. The provided Java EE API therefore doesn't have an implication on the package size.

Real-world enterprise projects usually include more dependencies than this. Typical examples for third-party dependencies include logging frameworks such as Slf4j, Log4j, or Logback, JSON mapping frameworks such as Jackson, or general purpose libraries such as Apache Commons. There are several issues with these dependencies.

First of all, third-party dependencies are usually not provided, thus increasing the size of the artifact. This doesn't sound that harmful, but has some...