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Event Driven Applications with Spring Boot

This projects tries to capture various options you have when dealing with Event Driven Spring Boot applications. The follwing Spring Technologies are being used:

  • Spring Boot
  • Spring Cloud Stream Rabbit
  • Spring Data JPA

These examples contain various different ways to model and deal with events:

  • Complete aggregates / entities in the events
  • REST Resource URLs in events
  • Partial parsing / handling of events in consumers
  • Events as Atom Feeds


  • You need to have Docker installed

How to run and install the example

In the root directory you need to

  1. Compile everything with ./mvnw package
  2. Start everything up with docker-compose up --build

URLs and Ports

Each of the modules is it's own Spring Boot Application which can be accessed as follows:

Name Application / Enpoint Type URL
Application Process 9000 http://localhost:9000
Credit Application 9001 http://localhost:9001/credit-application
Customer 9002 http://localhost:9002/customer and http://localhost:9002/customer/feed
Scoring 9003 No UI
CreditDecision 9004 http://localhost:9004/credit-decision and http://localhost:9004/credit-decision/feed

Messaging Infrastructure & Domain Events

Public Events


Source: application-process

Persisted in source: no


  • credit-application
  • credit-decision

Topic: CreditApplicationNumberGeneratedTopic


Source: credit-application

Persisted in source: yes in its own Table via JPA


  • application-process
  • credit-decision

Topic: CreditApplicationEnteredTopic


Source: customer

Persisted in source: no


  • application-process
  • credit-decision

Topic: CustomerCreatedTopic


Source: scoring

Persisted in source: no


  • application-process
  • credit-decision

Topic: ScoringPositiveTopic


Source: scoring

Persisted in source: no


  • application-process
  • credit-decision

Topic: ScoringNegativeTopic


Source: credit-decision

Persisted in source: not as an event


  • application-process

Topic: ApplicationDeclinedTopic

Internal Events


  • CreditDetailsEnteredEvent
  • FinancialSituationEnteredEvent

Both events are stored Source: credit-application Storage: Own Table via JPA


Customer Feed

Url: http://localhost:9002/customer/feed

Contains URLs to Customer Resources

Credit Decision Feed

Url: http://localhost:9004/credit-decision/feed

Contains Application Numbers that have been confirmed

Event Types being used

This demo shows various types of event types: Events with all the data, Events with Resource Urls and "Events" as Feeds

Events with all the data

Especially the CreditApplicationEnteredEvent falls into this category: it contains all of the data for the credit application such as the financial situation and the details of the actual credit. By consuming this event you will not need additional roundtrips to upstream systems

Other events that fall into this category are:

  • ApplicationNumberGeneratedEvent
  • ScoringNegativeEvent
  • ScoringPositiveEvent
  • ApplicationDeclinedEvent
Idea of Bounded Context:

Please take a close look at how the CreditApplicationEnteredEvent is being reflected in the scoring application. Yes, we take in all the payload from the broker but the public model of the event has a clear focus on the scoring context's view on the data.

Events with a Resource URL

These Events do not contain a lot of information. They may contian something like a business process identifier such as the applicationNumber in this example but for the purpose of this demo I refrained from doing that. So the CustomerCreatedEvent only contians the URL to the Customer REST Resource from which interested contexts can obtain the payload from.

"Events" via Feeds

Althoug the usage of feeds is no plain and pure event driven processing style I think that they come in handy when you are dealing with situations like these:

  • you have issues with your message broker and firewalls and these issues can't be resolved easily
  • you need to have an event replay functionality in place that enables consumers to restore their replicated data

You can find "Events via Feeds" in the customer and the credit-decision (see Feeds) applications.