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Simplifying cloud native development

Scaling Relational Spring Microservices Without Load Balancers

In this blog, we are going to review how cloud native application development can be simplified by moving from traditional RDBMS scaling techniques (such as vertical scaling using load balancers) to more modern distributed SQL databases such as YugabyteDB which allow horizontal scaling with cluster-aware JDBC drivers.

Microservices hurdles

Testing Java microservices applications

Although it is essential, testing Java apps has become more complicated than ever with the increase of DevOps and new development challenges. Thus, testing strategies need to adapt in order to fit the new realities of microservices. Rod Cope, CTO of Perforce Software, examines how to test Java microservices applications and how to overcome some of the hurdles.

Last week's highlights

Weekly Review: Women and girls in science, carbon footprints, Angular 9 and more

Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week, Angular 9 continued to spark your interest as we took a closer look at Ivy, the new compiler it has on board. Other topics include the latest version of Groovy, the International Day of Women & Girls in Science, and how to build better microservices.

Features coming soon

Helidon 2.0.0-M1: Better microservices building with Java libraries

Before Helidon version 2.0 arrives later this year, you can catch a preview of some of its upcoming features with the Helidon 2.0.0-M1 release. Helidon is a collection of Java libraries that made building microservices easier and 2.0 has some big changes in store, including GraalVM support, a new database client, a command line tool, web client, and extended Jakarta EE specifications support.

DevOps win-win

A DevOps Kong Diary

Kong is an API platform for multi-cloud and hybrid organizations, available as both FOSS and as an enterprise platform. Dennis Kelly, former senior DevOps engineer at Zillow Group, implemented Kong in the Trulia DevOps group. In this article, he recounts how they vetted Kong, what solutions it offered, and how it fundamentally changed their strategy.

Watch Denis Brumann's International PHP Conference session

An introduction to Symfony Messenger

Symfony 4 and the introduction of Flex put a focus on enabling developers to create microservice-style applications with Symfony. In a microservice architecture, delegating tasks to other services or distributing data between these services is a challenge most monolith applications do not have to deal with. Find out more in Denis Brumann’s informative session.

Microservices are just a few clicks away

MicroProfile Starter v1.0: Cloud-native Java microservices now generally available

Graduating from its beta version, Eclipse MicroProfile Starter has reached its version 1.0 release and is now generally available. In addition to its easy-to-use GUI with simple drop-down menus, v1.0 adds a REST API for generating projects using the command line and through IDE extensions. See what’s new in this tool that helps you create cloud-native Java microservices with just a few clicks.

Developer productivity report

Java devs rate microservice satisfaction 6 stars out of 10

Perforce, provider of Java tools JRebel and XRebel released survey results tallying nearly 400 Java devs from around the globe. Professional developers shared their favorite tools to use in production, the most common performance challenges they face, what version of Java they use, and how satisfied they are with microservices. Check out the data and get your team on track.

Interview with CircleCI's CEO Jim Rose

Continuous delivery best practices, global challenges & orbs

Continuous delivery platform provider CircleCI recently opened a new office in London. We took the opportunity to talk to CEO Jim Rose about the new office, as well as learning more about what CircleCI do, how their business has changed over the years and what customers in different parts of the world are looking for. We also talked about some innovations and what comes next for the platform.