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Mastering Spring Cloud

By : Piotr Mińkowski
Book Image

Mastering Spring Cloud

By: Piotr Mińkowski

Overview of this book

Developing, deploying, and operating cloud applications should be as easy as local applications. This should be the governing principle behind any cloud platform, library, or tool. Spring Cloud–an open-source library–makes it easy to develop JVM applications for the cloud. In this book, you will be introduced to Spring Cloud and will master its features from the application developer's point of view. This book begins by introducing you to microservices for Spring and the available feature set in Spring Cloud. You will learn to configure the Spring Cloud server and run the Eureka server to enable service registration and discovery. Then you will learn about techniques related to load balancing and circuit breaking and utilize all features of the Feign client. The book now delves into advanced topics where you will learn to implement distributed tracing solutions for Spring Cloud and build message-driven microservice architectures. Before running an application on Docker container s, you will master testing and securing techniques with Spring Cloud.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

Chapter 15. Spring Microservices on Cloud Platforms

Pivotal defines Spring Cloud as a framework that accelerates cloud-native application development. Today, when we talk about cloud-native applications, the first thing that comes to mind is the ability to deliver software quickly. To meet these demands, we should be able to quickly build new applications and design architectures that are scalable, portable, and prepared to be frequently updated. The tools that provide the mechanisms for containerization and orchestration help us in setting up and maintaining such an architecture. In fact, tools such as Docker or Kubernetes, which we have looked at in previous chapters, allow us to create our own private cloud and run Spring Cloud microservices on it. Although an application does not have to be deployed on a public cloud, it contains all of the most important characteristics of cloud software. 

Deploying your Spring application on a public cloud is just a possibility, not a necessity. However...