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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

Cloud, Cloud native, and their benefits

As of writing this book, there is a lot of interest in cloud platforms. We currently see big companies moving their IT infrastructure into cloud offerings. But what benefits does the cloud have to offer?.

First of all, we have to be aware that modern environments do not necessarily have to run on top of a cloud platform. All the benefits of container technology and container orchestration frameworks can equally be achieved using company-internal infrastructure. On premise installations of platforms such as Kubernetes or OpenShift at first provide the same advantages for software teams. In fact, one of the biggest benefits of container runtimes is to abstract the environment where the containers are running. Why are cloud platforms interesting for companies then?

As mentioned in the beginning of this book, the software world is moving faster than ever. The key for companies to keep pace with the trends in their business is to embrace agility and velocity...