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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 have launched a couple of microservices that communicate with one another. We discussed such topics as different implementations of REST clients, load balancing between multiple instances, and integration with service discovery. In my opinion, these aspects are so important that I decided to describe them in two chapters. This chapter should be treated as an introduction to the subject of inter-service communication and a discussion of integration with other important components of microservice architecture. The next chapter will show more advanced use of load balancers and REST clients, with particular attention on network and communication problems. After reading this chapter, you should be able to use Ribbon, Feign, and evenRestTemplateproperly in your applications and connect them to other Spring Cloud components. 

In most cases, this knowledge is enough. However, sometimes you will need to customize client-side load balancer configuration or enable more advanced...