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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


With an API gateway, we have finished the discussion about the implementation of the core elements of a microservice-based architecture in Spring Cloud. After reading that part of the book, you should be able to customize and use tools such as Eureka, Spring Cloud Config, Ribbon, Feign, Hystrix, and finally a gateway based on Zuul and Spring Cloud Gateway together.

Treat this chapter as a comparison between two available solutions—the older Netflix Zuul and the newest one, Spring Cloud Gateway. The second of them is changing dynamically. Its current version, 2.0, may be used only with Spring 5 and is still not available in release version. The first of them, Netflix Zuul, is stable, but it does not support asynchronous, non-blocking connections. It is still based on Netflix Zuul 1.0, although there is a new version of Zuul that supports asynchronous communication. Regardless of the differences between them, I have described how to provide a simple and a more advanced configuration...