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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)

WebSockets with Spring Boot

Hell yeah @springboot rocks! (after winning JAX Innovation Award 2016)
Andrew Rubalcaba @Han_Cholo

In the previous chapter, we learned how to split our application into microservices driven by bounded contexts. Yet, we still linked things together in an efficient manner using Spring Cloud.

When it comes to building a social media platform, the standard has been set very high. We all expect dynamic updates to whatever content we view. If someone comments on a topic that we are also viewing, we expect to be alerted to the update immediately. Such fluid changes are made possible through the power of WebSockets.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Publishing saved comments to a chat service
  • Broadcasting saved comments to web subscribers
  • Configuring a WebSocket broker
  • Consuming messages from the web asynchronously
  • Introducing user...