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Building Microservices with Spring Boot LiveLessons (Video Training), 2nd Edition

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  • Copyright 2017
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-467866-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-467866-5

7+ Hours of Video Instruction

The term “microservices” has gained significant traction over the last few years. Describing a specific style of distributed software architecture, microservices are small, independently deployable units that work together to form a complete system. Microservices live on the web, live in the cloud, and work with all manner of data (SQL, NoSQL, In-Memory). They are production-ready services driven by ever-changing demands and scale.

Java developers looking to adopt microservices need to consider the practical aspects of application development. How can services be developed quickly? How can a broad range of technologies be supported? How can a consistent programming model be kept? For many companies, the answer is Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and the wider Spring ecosystem.


In this video training, Josh Long and Phil Webb demonstrate how and why Spring and Spring Boot offer the best way to build modern microservice systems. They look at the technologies and use-cases common to cloud-native microservice style applications as part of a larger framework, and then specifically address microservice implementation patterns.

Skill Level

  • Intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the patterns typical of modern application architectures
  • Understand how Spring Boot ties together various parts of the Spring platform to make getting results a snap, on par with the agility you might otherwise expect from a Node.js or Ruby on Rails
  • Learn how to build microservices with Spring Cloud

Who Should Take This Course

  • Existing and new Spring users
  • Java developers working with: SQL, NoSQL, mobile, web applications, highly concurrent service backends, etc.

Course Requirements

  • Basic Java familiarity. The course uses Java 8, although Spring Boot and most Spring projects support Java 6.

Table of Contents


Lesson 1: “Bootstrapping” (Spring Boot 101)

Lesson 2: Using “Twelve-Factor App” Style Configuration

Lesson 3: Reaching for The Clouds

Lesson 4: Working with Data

Lesson 5: Giving Your Microservice a REST

Lesson 6: Data Synchronization and Processing

Lesson 7: Creating Operations-Friendly Microservices

Lesson 8: Edge Services and Routing

Lesson 9: Operations at Scale

Lesson 10: Developing Web Applications

Lesson 11: Securing Microservices with Spring Security

Lesson 12: Testing Microservices

Lesson 13: Extending Spring Boot

Lesson 14: IDE and Tooling Support


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Sample Content

Table of Contents


Before You Begin (Understanding Spring Concepts)  

Before Spring Boot You Need Spring

Before You Begin (Upgrading Spring Boot Applications)

Upgrading Spring Boot Applications

Deprecations and Warnings

Recent Spring refinements


Lesson 1: “Bootstrapping” (Spring Boot 101)

Learning Objectives

1.1 Introduce Spring Boot

1.2 Write Groovy-based Spring CLI applications

1.3 Bootstrap with the Spring Initializr

1.4 Build with Maven

1.5 Build with Gradle

1.6 Work with starter POMs

1.7 Create runnable “fat” JARs

1.8 Understand auto-configuration


Lesson 2: Using “Twelve-Factor App” Style Configuration

Learning Objectives

2.1 Understand “Twelve-Factor App” configuration

2.2 Ask questions about an application’s environment

2.3 Read external configuration

2.4 Map properties to POJOs

2.5 Take it easy with relaxed binding

2.6 Support multiple environments using Spring profiles

2.7 Centralize configuration with the journaled, secure Spring Cloud Configuration Server

2.8 Refresh configuration without restarting your application


Lesson 3: Reaching for The Clouds

Learning Objectives

3.1 Embrace “The Cloud”

3.2 Compare IaaS and PaaS

3.3 Deploy your apps to Heroku and Cloud Foundry

3.4 Containerize your applications with Docker

3.5 Consume services in “The Cloud”

3.6 Optimize for “The Cloud” using Spring Session and Spring Cloud AWS


Lesson 4: Working with Data

Learning Objectives

4.1 Contextualize your microservice data

4.2 Understand Spring Data

4.3 Work with relational databases

4.4 Evolve your database using Flyway

4.5 Use Redis distributed data structures

4.6 Store data with MongoDB

4.7 Search data using Elasticsearch

4.8 Expose Spring Data repositories over REST


Lesson 5: Giving Your Microservice a REST

Learning Objectives

5.1 Understand REST

5.2 Understand status codes

5.3 Understand content negotiation

5.4 Understand HTTP Clients

5.5 Use hypermedia

5.6 Handle errors

5.7 Version your API

5.8 Use Differential Synchronization and JSON PATCH


Lesson 6: Data Synchronization and Processing

Learning Objectives

6.1 Batch processing with Spring Batch

6.2 Integrating services with Spring Integration

6.3 Composing integration streams with Spring Cloud Stream

6.4 Orchestrating streams with Spring Cloud Dataflow (DSL, Shell)



Lesson 7: Creating Operations-Friendly Microservices

Learning Objectives

7.1 Understand the implications of agile methodologies on operations

7.2 Gain insight via logging

7.3 Introduce the Spring Boot Actuator

7.4 Monitor microservices

7.5 Diagnose errors

7.6 Measure anything and everything with metrics

7.7 Extend the Spring Boot Actuator


Lesson 8: Edge Services and Routing

Learning Objectives

8.1 Understanding client side load balancing (Ribbon) and service registration (Eureka)

8.2 Building Smart edge services (microproxies and api gateways)

8.3 Adding Resilience with circuit breakers


Lesson 9: Operations at Scale

Learning Objectives

9.1 Distributed Logging

9.2 Hystrix Dashboard

9.3 Distributed tracing with Zipkin

9.4 APM


Lesson 10: Developing Web Applications

Learning Objectives

10.1 Understand web applications in the microservice world

10.2 Serve resources from a Spring Boot application

10.3 Use templating technologies such as Thymeleaf

10.4 Resolve and transform resources


Lesson 11: Securing Microservices with Spring Security

Learning Objectives

11.1 Understand security

11.2 Understand HTTP Basic

11.3 Understand x509

11.4 Understand OAuth


Lesson 12: Testing Microservices

Learning Objectives

12.1 Testing microservices

12.2 Testing without Spring

12.3 Testing with Spring

12.4 Mocking beans

12.5 Testing application slices

12.6 Using @JsonTest

12.7 Using @DataJpaTest

12.8 Using @RestClientTest

12.9 Using @WebMvcTest

12.10 Understanding “slice” annotations

12.11 Using Wiremock


Lesson 13: Extending Spring Boot

Learning Objectives

13.1 Why extend Spring Boot?

13.2 Curated dependencies

13.3 Custom auto-configuration (Spring Factories)

13.4 Using ApplicationListeners

13.5 Using ApplicationContextInitializers

13.6 Writing a custom failure analyzer


Lesson 14: IDE and Tooling Support

Learning Objectives

14.1 Tooling Overview

14.2 Netbeans Support

14.3 Eclipse/STS Support

14.4 IntelliJ Support

14.5 Devtools

14.6 Property Meta-data

14.7 Forking start.spring.io




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