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Building RESTful Web Services with Spring 5 - Second Edition

By : Raja CSP Raman, Ludovic Dewailly
Book Image

Building RESTful Web Services with Spring 5 - Second Edition

By: Raja CSP Raman, Ludovic Dewailly

Overview of this book

REST is an architectural style that tackles the challenges of building scalable web services. In today's connected world, APIs have taken a central role on the web. APIs provide the fabric through which systems interact, and REST has become synonymous with APIs.The depth, breadth, and ease of use of Spring makes it one of the most attractive frameworks in the Java ecosystem. Marrying the two technologies is therefore a very natural choice.This book takes you through the design of RESTful web services and leverages the Spring Framework to implement these services. Starting from the basics of the philosophy behind REST, you'll go through the steps of designing and implementing an enterprise-grade RESTful web service. Taking a practical approach, each chapter provides code samples that you can apply to your own circumstances.This second edition brings forth the power of the latest Spring 5.0 release, working with MVC built-in as well as the front end framework. It then goes beyond the use of Spring to explores approaches to tackle resilience, security, and scalability concerns. Improve performance of your applications with the new HTTP 2.0 standards. You'll learn techniques to deal with security in Spring and discover how to implement unit and integration test strategies.Finally, the book ends by walking you through building a Java client for your RESTful web service, along with some scaling techniques using the new Spring Reactive libraries.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell
Spring Security and JWT (JSON Web Token)

Introduction to microservices

Changing a few things in a big application is a constant pain for developers. Every time we make a small change in the code, we might have to deploy the whole application into servers, which is a time-consuming and tiring process, especially when we have multiple services, like accounting, reporting, user management, and so on. Microservices help us get rid of this pain. The main goal of microservices is to split up the application into services and deploy each service to our servers independently. By doing this, we provide loosely coupled processes in our application. Also, microservices can be deployed in the cloud to avoid service outage issues and provide nonstop services to consumers.

In microservices, each module or business section can be written as a separate service to provide continuous delivery and integration. These services are built to fulfill specific business requirements, and they are independently deployable by automating deployment infrastructure...