Microservices

Episode 83. Hey! Your app needs its yearly HealthCheck as well!

You got your new project, it’s a brand new service, and is ready to go! But… have you done a health check endpoint for your app? In this day and age of microservices with auto-remediation and auto-scaling, having a well-behaved, functioning health-check is very important since it dictates when to evict, scale up (or down) your service.

And the great news is, that for the “bigger” frameworks (like Spring or Microprofile) the work is almost done for us! With Spring Boot Actuator and Microprofile, we have tons of support and annotations, and built-in healthchecks for the main “things”, like database connectivity, Message Queue connectivity, even Email settings!.

So don’t put it off…start listening to this podcast, and then start creating that oh-so-needed health check for your app! Also, stay tuned to this episode as we give a “hint” of new podcast series to come!

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Episode 82. Uh-oh Spring… you got some serious competition from Micronaut!

So the internet is all raging about this (not so little) framework that is doing it all. Created with a “cloud-first” mentality, @Micronautfw is aiming to be your next Spring Boot! And, oh gosh, how easy they are making it.

We dive into what makes Micronaut such a darling of the internet right now (not using reflection, GraalVM ready, better memory consumption) and see how much “stuff” is in there (the TLDR; A Lot). We go from creating a microservice, to looking at the different already-implemented features like circuit breakers, properties/profiles, beans, support for lambdas, micrometer, reactive programming, and all. While it might not have “everything” that Spring does, the reality is that it’s pretty solid.

Would you consider Micronaut for your next project? The answer is maybe (and for some cases, maybe Yes). So come, and take a listen to the underdog framework (Micronaut) that’s stepping up to definitively take the reigning Champ (Spring)

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Episode 66. Ok, how about consuming Rest services

So we talked about how to create a rest service (using things like Apache CXF and Spring MVC), but sometimes, we actually need to consume these rest services. Luckily within the Java ecosystem there is a lot of way to skin that cat, and in today’s episode we at least cover 4 ways of doing so (including my favorite of the day, Feign). Come take a listen as we dive into Appache HttpComponents, Apache CXF with JaxRS, Spring RestTemplate and Netflix Feign on this fully-loaded episode.

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Episode 58. Hey! You gotta give some REST to those Microservices!

So REST is just a webpage that returns JSON right? Well, no! Apparently I’ve been doing REST All wrong! It’s much more rich and complete than what we are led to believe. Come join us with Bob Paulin as we talk the real

 

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Episode 44. Let’s show MicroServices some luv!

So it’s all the rage, and things have been getting smaller and slimmer (think your first cell phone), well, code is no different! Today we cover a trend on what is considered one of the better ways to scale, yet like everything else there are caveats. Bob is actually going to take us for a spin on creating our own MicroService by using Spring Boot!
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