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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

Spring Boot Actuator features

Just creating the working application and sharing standardized API documentation is not everything, especially if we are talking about microservices, where there are plenty of independent entities structuring one managed environment. The next important thing that needs to be mentioned is monitoring and gathering metrics from applications. In that aspect, Spring Boot also comes through. Project Spring Boot Actuator provides a number of built-in endpoints, which allow us to monitor and interact with the application. To enable it in our project, we should include spring-boot-starter-actuator in the dependencies. Here's a list of the most important Actuator endpoints:




Displays a full list of all the Spring beans initialized in the application.


Exposes properties from Spring’s Configurable Environment, which means, for example, OS environment variables and properties from configuration files.


Shows application health information.