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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


In this chapter, I have introduced the most important projects that are part of Spring Cloud. I have pointed out several areas to which I assigned each of those projects. After reading this chapter, you should be able to recognize which library has to be included in your application to able to implement patterns such as service discovery, distributed configuration, circuit breaker, or load balancer. You should also recognize the differences between application context, and bootstrap context and understand how to include dependencies in the project using dependency management based on the release trains concept. The last thing I wanted to draw your attention to in this chapter were some tools integrated with Spring Cloud such as Consul, Zookeeper, RabbitMQ, or Zipkin. I described all of them in some details. I also pointed out the projects responsible for interaction with those tools.

This chapter completes the first part of the book. In this part, the main goal was to get you into...