July 10, 15
You wouldn't write your entire application in a single main() method or servlet. Nor would you develop an entire production-ready application in a single class. It's even unlikely that you'd cram everything into a single package.
Modularity helps us gain order in our code, breaking it into easily digestible, refactorable, pluggable, and testable chunks. Classes and methods are a form of modularity that we're all familiar with. But once the code is built, modularity goes away and we're left deploying a single WAR file.
Aside from being buzzword-compliant, Microservices are a means of defining entire systems from composable, but distinct deployment units gaining all of the benefits of finer-grained modularity. As it turns out, Spring is well-equipped as the platform on which we can build and deploy microservices.
In this session, we'll examine the details of microservices and explore the features of Spring, Spring Boot, and Spring Cloud that enable you to achieve modularity via microservices.