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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, we had the opportunity to develop applications using Spring Cloud for the first time in this book. In my opinion, the best way to start an adventure with a framework for microservices is with trying to figure out how to implement service discovery properly. Starting with the simplest use cases and examples, we have been going through advanced and production-ready features provided by the Netflix OSS Eureka project. I have shown you how to create and run a basic client and a standalone discovery server in five minutes. Based on that implementation, I have introduced how to customize the Eureka client and server to meet our specific needs, placing the emphasis on negative scenarios such as network or application failure. Such features as the REST API or UI dashboard have been discussed in detail. Finally, I have shown you how to create a production-ready environment using Eureka's mechanisms such as replication, zones, and high availability. With that knowledge, you...