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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

API Documentation

Swagger is the most popular tool for designing, building, and documenting RESTful APIs. It has been created by SmartBear, the designers of a very popular tool for SOAP Web Services, SoapUI. I think that might be sufficient recommendation for those who have long experience with SOAP. Anyway, with Swagger, we can design APIs using notation and then generate source code from it, or the other way around, where we start with the source code and then generate a Swagger file. With Spring Boot, we use the second option. 

Using Swagger 2 together with Spring Boot

The integration between Spring Boot and Swagger 2 is realized by the Springfox project. It examines application at runtime to infer API semantics based on Spring configurations, class structure, and Java annotations. To use Swagger in conjunction with Spring, we need to add the following two dependencies to the Maven pom.xml and annotate the main application class with @EnableSwagger2: