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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)

Illustrating how going from async to sync can be easy, but the opposite is not

Invariably, the question comes along--Do I need a synchronous or asynchronous API?

It's important to understand that reactive programming is not very effective unless the entire stack is reactive. Otherwise, we're simply blocking at some point, which causes the backpressure to not achieve much. That's a long-winded way of saying there is little value in making the web layer reactive if the underlying services are not.

However, it is very likely that we may produce a chunk of code that must be tapped by a non-reactive layer, hence, we have to wrap our asynchronous, non-blocking code with the means to block.

Let's explore async-to-sync by creating a BlockingImageService. This service will, basically, leverage the already written ImageService, but not include any of Reactor's Flux...