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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)

Microservice tools

Netflix engineers contributed much to microservice development and introduced various components for microservice ecosystems. Here, we will discuss more components that might be involved with microservices:

  • Netflix Eureka
  • Netflix Zuul
  • Spring Cloud Config Server
  • Netflix Ribbon
  • Spring Cloud Netflix
  • Spring Security OAuth2
  • Netflix Hystrix and Turbine
  • Eclipse Microprofile

We will talk more about them in the coming sections.

Netflix Eureka

Eureka plays the role of service discovery service in microservices. It allows microservices to register themselves at runtime and helps us locate services when needed. It is used for the load balancing and fail-over of middle-tier servers. Also, Eureka comes with a Java client (Eureka Client) to make service interaction easier. The Eureka server acts as a middle-tier (services level) load balancing tool by locating services in middle-tier servers. These middle-tier (services level) load balancing tool might not have been available for AWS-like clouds...