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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


A cluster-based on a peer-to-peer replication model is a good way to go in most cases, but not always enough. Eureka has one more interesting feature that can be very useful in a clustered environment. A zone mechanism is, in fact, the default behavior. Even if we have a single standalone service discovery instance, every client's property has to be set to eureka.client.serviceUrl.defaultZone in the configuration settings. When will this be useful to us? To analyze it, we go back to the example from the previous section. Let's imagine that now we have our environment divided into three different physical networks, or we just have three different machines processing the incoming requests. Of course, discovery services are still grouped logically in the cluster, but each instance is placed in a separated zone. Every client application would be registered in the same zone as its main discovery server. Instead of one instance of the Zuul gateway, we are going to launch three instances...