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Mastering Spring Cloud

By : Piotr Mińkowski
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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 2. Spring for Microservices

I don't know many Java developers who have never touched Spring Framework. Actually, it consists of so many projects and can be used with many other frameworks that sooner or later you will be forced to try it. Although experiences with Spring Boot are rather less common, it has quickly gained a lot of popularity. In comparison with Spring Framework, Spring Boot is a relatively new solution. Its actual version is 2, instead of 5 for Spring Framework. What was the purpose of its creation? What is the difference between a running application with Spring Boot instead of the standard Spring Framework way?

Topics we will cover in this chapter include:

  • Using starters in order to enable additional features for the project
  • Using Spring Web library for implementing services that expose REST API methods
  • Customizing service configuration using properties and YAML files
  • Documenting and providing the specification for exposed REST endpoints
  • Configuring health checks and...