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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

Running the application

Let's start MongoDB using the Docker run command:

docker run -d --name mongo -p 27017:27017 mongo

Something that may be useful for us is the Mongo database client. Using this, it is possible to create a new database and add some users with credentials. If you have Docker installed on Windows, the default virtual machine address is The Mongo container has port 27017 exposed as a result of setting the -p parameter inside the run command. Well, in fact, we do not have to create the database because, when we provide the name while defining the client connection, it will automatically be created if it doesn't exist: 

Next, we should create a user for the application with sufficient authority:

Finally, we should set the Mongo database connection settings and credentials in the application.yml configuration file:

  port: ${port:2222}
  name: first-service

// ...


  profiles: production
    name: first...