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Developing Java Applications with Spring and Spring Boot

By : Claudio Eduardo de Oliveira, Greg L. Turnquist, Alex Antonov
Book Image

Developing Java Applications with Spring and Spring Boot

By: Claudio Eduardo de Oliveira, Greg L. Turnquist, Alex Antonov

Overview of this book

Spring Framework has become the most popular framework for Java development. It not only simplifies software development but also improves developer productivity. This book covers effective ways to develop robust applications in Java using Spring. The course is up made of three modules, each one having a take-away relating to building end-to-end java applications. The first module takes the approach of learning Spring frameworks by building applications.You will learn to build APIs and integrate them with popular fraemworks suh as AngularJS, Spring WebFlux, and Spring Data. You will also learn to build microservices using Spring's support for Kotlin. You will learn about the Reactive paradigm in the Spring architecture using Project Reactor. In the second module, after getting hands-on with Spring, you will learn about the most popular tool in the Spring ecosystem-Spring Boot. You will learn to build applications with Spring Boot, bundle them, and deploy them on the cloud. After learning to build applications with Spring Boot, you will be able to use various tests that are an important part of application development. We also cover the important developer tools such as AMQP messaging, websockets, security, and more. This will give you a good functional understanding of scalable development in the Spring ecosystem with Spring Boot. In the third and final module, you will tackle the most important challenges in Java application development with Spring Boot using practical recipes. Including recipes for testing, deployment, monitoring, and securing your applications. This module will also address the functional and technical requirements for building enterprise applications. By the end of the course you will be comfortable with using Spring and Spring Boot to develop Java applications and will have mastered the intricacies of production-grade applications.
Table of Contents (34 chapters)
Title Page - Courses
Copyright and Credits - Courses
Packt Upsell - Courses

Sending user-specific messages

So far, we have crafted a relatively rich application using different types of broadcast messages.

For example, when a new comment is written, it's sent to every client. Only the clients actually displaying the relevant image will update anything. But the message was sent nonetheless. Also, when a user enters a new chat message, it's sent to everybody. For these use cases, this solution is fine. WebSockets make the process quite efficient.

But there are definitely scenarios when we want to send a message to just one subscriber. A perfect example we'll pursue in this section is adding the ability to "@" a user with a chat message. We only want such a message sent to that specific user. What would be even better? If we could do this without ripping up everything we've done so far.

We can start with the ChatController inside the chat microservice. We should be able to look at the incoming message, and sniff out anything starting with @. If we find it, then we should...