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Learning Spring Boot 2.0 - Second Edition

By : Greg L. Turnquist, Greg L. Turnquist
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Learning Spring Boot 2.0 - Second Edition

By: Greg L. Turnquist, Greg L. Turnquist

Overview of this book

Spring Boot provides a variety of features that address today's business needs along with today's scalable requirements. In this book, you will learn how to leverage powerful databases and Spring Boot's state-of-the-art WebFlux framework. This practical guide will help you get up and running with all the latest features of Spring Boot, especially the new Reactor-based toolkit. The book starts off by helping you build a simple app, then shows you how to bundle and deploy it to the cloud. From here, we take you through reactive programming, showing you how to interact with controllers and templates and handle data access. Once you're done, you can start writing unit tests, slice tests, embedded container tests, and even autoconfiguration tests. We go into detail about developer tools, AMQP messaging, WebSockets, security, and deployment. You will learn how to secure your application using both routes and method-based rules. By the end of the book, you'll have built a social media platform from which to apply the lessons you have learned to any problem. If you want a good understanding of building scalable applications using the core functionality of Spring Boot, this is the book for you.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Switching from Embedded Netty to Apache Tomcat

By default, Spring Boot is geared up to use embedded Netty (http://netty.io). Why? Because it's one of the most popular solutions for reactive applications. And when it comes to reactive applications, it's critical that the entire stack be reactive.

However, it's possible to switch to another embedded container. We can experiment with using Apache Tomcat and its asynchronous Servlet 3.1 API. All we have to do is to make some tweaks to the dependency settings in build.gradle, as follows:

    compile('org.springframework.boot:spring-boot-starter-webflux') { 
      exclude group: 'org.springframework.boot', 
      module: 'spring-boot-starter-reactor-netty' 
    } 
    compile('org.springframework.boot:spring-boot-starter-tomcat') 

What's happening in the preceding code? This...