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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 3. Spring Cloud Overview

In Chapter 1, Introduction to Microservices, I mentioned the cloud-native development style and also that Spring Cloud helps you in the easy adoption of the best practices associated with this concept. The most commonly used best practices have been collected together in an interesting initiative called The Twelve-Factor App. As you might read on their website (, this is a methodology for building Software as a Service (SaaS) modern applications, which must be scalable, easily deployable on cloud platforms, and delivered in the continuous deployment process. It is worth being familiar with these principles, especially if you are a developer who builds applications running as a service. Spring Boot and Spring Cloud provide features and components that make your application compliant with Twelve-Factor rules. We can distinguish some typical features that the most modern distributed systems usually use. Every opinionated framework should...