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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)

Chapter 7. Testing RESTful Web Services

In previous chapters, we have discussed how to create a REST API and apply the business logic inside our REST APIs and service methods. However, in order to be sure of our business logic, we may need to write proper test cases and use other testing methods. Testing our REST APIs will help us keep our application clean and functional when it is deployed in production. The more we write unit test cases or other testing methods, the better it is for us to maintain our application in the future.

In this chapter, we will discuss the following testing strategies for our sample RESTful web services:

  • JUnit testing on Spring controllers
  • MockMvc (mocking on controllers)
  • Postman REST client
  • SoapUI REST client
  • jsoup reader as a client