Comprehensive Spring Boot/Cloud Training

Course #:WA2607

Comprehensive Spring Boot/Cloud Training

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Rapid advancements in cloud-based software delivery and virtualization have caused many developers to question the wisdom of a “Big Server” approach to deploying web applications. Spring Boot is a technology stack that builds on the popular Spring Framework to allow Spring-based applications as stand-alone jar files that host their own web servers. This approach works nicely with deployment automation and rapid scaling.

Cloud-based, highly-distributed applications face additional challenges in supporting a dynamic environment – especially around configuration, service discovery, service resilience and monitoring.  Spring Cloud embraces and extends the popular suite of open source cloud tools published by Netflix (Eureka, Hystrix, Ribbon, etc).

This course introduces Spring Boot, Spring Cloud and the Netflix OSS suite as a way of deploying highly resilient and scalable RESTful services and web applications.


In this training, attendees will learn how to:

  • Create Spring Boot projects
  • Use databases and JPA in Spring Boot
  • Create RESTful services with Spring Boot
  • Deploy services that use Netflix Eureka, Hystrix and Ribbon to create resilient and scalable services


Students should have experience with Java development


4 Days

Outline of Comprehensive Spring Boot/Cloud Training

Chapter 1. Introduction to the Spring Framework

  • What is the Spring Framework?
  • Spring Philosophies
  • Why Spring?
  • Spring Modules
  • Requirements and Supported Environments
  • Using Spring with Servers
  • Role of Spring Container
  • Spring Example
  • Avoiding Dependency on Spring
  • Additional Spring Projects/Frameworks
  • Summary

Chapter 2. Spring Annotation Configuration

  • Spring Containers
  • Annotation-based Spring Bean Definition
  • Scanning for Annotation Components
  • Defining Component Scope Using Annotations
  • JSR-330 @Named Annotation
  • JSR-330 @Scope
  • Annotation-based Dependency Injection
  • Wiring Bean using @Inject
  • @Autowired - Constructor
  • @Autowired – Field
  • @Autowired - method
  • @Autowired – Collection
  • @Autowired – Maps
  • @Autowired & @Qualifier with Constructors, Fields, and Methods
  • @Autowired & Custom Qualifiers
  • @Autowired & Simple Custom Qualifier Field
  • @Autowired & Simple Custom Qualifier Method
  • @Autowired & CustomAutowireConfigurer
  • Dependency Injection Validation
  • @Resource
  • @PostConstruct and @PreDestroy
  • Summary

Chapter 3. Spring Framework Configuration

  • Java @Configuration Classes
  • Defining @Configuration Classes
  • Loading @Configuration Classes
  • Modularizing @Configuration Classes
  • Qualifying @Bean Methods
  • Trouble with Prototype Scope
  • Configuration with Spring Expression Language
  • Resolving Text Messages
  • Spring Property Conversion
  • Spring Converter Interface
  • Using Custom Converters
  • Spring PropertyEditors
  • Registering Custom PropertyEditors
  • Summary

Chapter 4. Introduction to Spring Boot

  • What is Spring Boot?
  • Spring Boot Main Features
  • Spring Boot on the PaaS
  • Understanding Java Annotations
  • Spring MVC Annotations
  • Example of Spring MVC-based RESTful Web Service
  • Spring Booting Your RESTful Web Service
  • Spring Boot Skeletal Application Example
  • Converting a Spring Boot Application to a WAR File
  • Externalized Configuration
  • Starters
  • The 'pom.xml' File
  • Spring Boot Maven Plugin
  • HOWTO: Create a Spring Boot Application
  • Summary

Chapter 5. Spring MVC

  • Spring MVC
  • Spring Web Modules
  • Spring MVC Components
  • DispatcherServlet
  • Template Engines
  • Spring Boot MVC Example
  • Spring MVC Mapping of Requests
  • Advanced @RequestMapping
  • Composed Request Mappings
  • Spring MVC Annotation Controllers
  • Controller Handler Method Parameters
  • Controller Handler Method Return Types
  • View Resolution
  • Spring Boot Considerations
  • Summary

Chapter 6. Overview of Spring Boot Database Integration

  • DAO Support in Spring
  • Spring Data Access Modules
  • Spring JDBC Module
  • Spring ORM Module
  • DataAccessException
  • @Repository Annotation
  • Using DataSources
  • DAO Templates
  • DAO Templates and Callbacks
  • ORM Tool Support in Spring
  • Summary

Chapter 7. Using Spring with JPA or Hibernate

  • Spring JPA
  • Benefits of Using Spring with ORM
  • Spring @Repository
  • Using JPA with Spring
  • Configure Spring Boot JPA EntityManagerFactory
  • Application JPA Code
  • "Classic" Spring ORM Usage
  • Spring JpaTemplate
  • Spring JpaCallback
  • JpaTemplate Convenience Features
  • Spring Boot Considerations
  • Spring Data JPA Repositories
  • Summary

Chapter 8. Spring REST Services

  • Many Flavors of Services
  • Understanding REST
  • RESTful Services
  • REST Resource Examples
  • REST vs SOAP
  • REST Services With Spring MVC
  • Spring MVC @RequestMapping with REST
  • Working With the Request Body and Response Body
  • @RestController Annotation
  • Implementing JAX-RS Services and Spring
  • JAX-RS Annotations
  • Java Clients Using RestTemplate
  • RestTemplate Methods
  • Summary

Chapter 9. Spring Security

  • Securing Web Applications with Spring Security 3.0
  • Spring Security 3.0
  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Programmatic v Declarative Security
  • Getting Spring Security from Maven
  • Spring Security Configuration
  • Spring Security Configuration Example
  • Authentication Manager
  • Using Database User Authentication
  • LDAP Authentication
  • Summary

Chapter 10. Spring JMS

  • Spring JMS
  • JmsTemplate
  • Connection and Destination
  • JmsTemplate Configuration
  • Transaction Management
  • Example Transaction Configuration
  • Producer Example
  • Consumer Example
  • Converting Messages
  • Message Listener Containers
  • Message-Driven POJO's Async Receiver Example
  • Message-Driven POJO's Async Receiver Configuration
  • Spring Boot Considerations
  • Summary

Chapter 11. Microservices

  • What is a "Microservice"?
  • One Helpful Analogy
  • SOA - Microservices Relationship
  • ESB - Microservices Relationship
  • Traditional Monolithic Designs and Their Role
  • Disadvantages of Monoliths
  • Moving from a Legacy Monolith
  • When Moving from a Legacy Monolith
  • The Driving Forces Behind Microservices
  • How Can Microservices Help You?
  • The Microservices Architecture
  • Utility Microservices at AWS
  • Microservices Inter-connectivity
  • The Data Exchange Interoperability Consideration
  • Managing Microservices
  • Implementing Microservices
  • Embedding Databases in Java
  • Microservice-Oriented Application Frameworks and Platforms
  • Summary

Lab Exercises

Lab 1. A Simple RESTful API in Spring Boot
Lab 2. Use the Spring Web MVC Web Framework under Spring Boot
Lab 3. Use the Spring JDBCTemplate under Spring Boot
Lab 4. Use the Spring Data JPA under Spring Boot
Lab 5. Create a RESTful API with Spring Boot
Lab 6. Create a RESTful Client with Spring Boot
Lab 7. Enable Basic Security
Lab 8. Use AMQP Messaging with Spring Boot
Lab 9. Use Netflix Eureka for Service Discovery
Lab 10. Use Netflix Ribbon for Client-Side Load Balancing
Lab 11. Use Netflix Hystrix for the Circuit Breaker Pattern
Lab 12. Spring Boot Project

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