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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

Java EE application servers

What else makes an enterprise technology lightweight besides the productiveness of the API? What about the runtime, the enterprise container?

Developers often complained about J2EE application servers being too slow, too cumbersome, and unwieldy to use. Installation sizes and memory consumption were quite high. Typically, a lot of applications ran on a server instance in parallel with being redeployed individually. This approach sometimes introduced additional challenges, such as classloader hierarchy issues.

Modern application servers are far from this negative image. Most of them have been heavily optimized for startup and deployment time. Especially, server-internal module approaches such as Open Service Gateway Initiative (OSGi) tackled the necessity of supporting the full Java EE API by loading required modules on demand and greatly speeding up operations. In terms of resource usage, application servers also greatly improved compared to the past. A modern container...