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Clojure Microservice Boilerplate: Components, Reitit, Pedestal, Schema, Postgresql and Tests

About this example

  • microservice-boilerplate: An example of how use the boilerplate, it's a simple btc wallet that fetch the current btc price in USD and you can check your transaction history, do deposits and withdrawals.

  • parenthesin/components: Helpers and component wrappers to give a foundation to create new services in clojure, you can find components for database, http, webserver and tools for db migrations.

Verb URL Description
GET /wallet/history get all wallet entries and current total
POST /wallet/deposit do a deposit in btc in the wallet
POST /wallet/withdrawal do a withdrawal in btc in the wallet if possible


To open a nrepl

clj -M:nrepl

To open a nrepl with all test extra-deps on it

clj -M:test:nrepl

Run Tests

To run unit tests inside ./test/unit

clj -M:test :unit

To run integration tests inside ./test/integration

clj -M:test :integration

To run all tests inside ./test

clj -M:test

To generate a coverage report

clj -M:test --plugin kaocha.plugin/cloverage

Lint fix and format

clj -M:clojure-lsp format
clj -M:clojure-lsp clean-ns
clj -M:clojure-lsp diagnostics


To create a new migration with a name

clj -M:migratus create migration-name

To execute all pending migrations

clj -M:migratus migrate

To rollback the latest migration

clj -M:migratus rollback

See Migratus Usage for documentation on each command.


Start containers with postgres user: postgres, password: postgres, hostname: db, port: 5432
and pg-admin email:, password: pg, port: 5433

docker-compose -f docker/docker-compose.yml up -d

Stop containers

docker-compose -f docker/docker-compose.yml stop

Running the server

First you need to have the database running, for this you can use the docker command in the step above.


You can start a repl open and evaluate the file src/microservice_boilerplate/server.clj and execute following code:

(start-system! (build-system-map))


You can generate an uberjar and execute it via java in the terminal:

# genarate a target/service.jar
clj -T:build uberjar
# execute it via java
java -jar target/service.jar



Tests & Checks

Directory Structure

├── .clj-kondo -- clj-kondo configuration and classes
├── .lsp -- clojure-lsp configuration
├── .github
│   └── workflows -- Github workflows folder.
├── docker -- docker and docker-compose files for the database
├── resources -- Application resources assets folder and configuration files.
│   └── migrations -- Current database schemas, synced on service startup.
├── src -- Library source code and headers.
│   └── microservice_boilerplate -- Source for the service example (wallet).
└── test -- Test source code.
    ├── integration -- Integration tests source (uses state-flow).
    │   └── microservice_boilerplate -- Tests for service example (wallet).
    └── unit -- Unity tests source (uses clojure.test).
        └── microservice_boilerplate -- Tests for service example (wallet).


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Clojure Microservice Boilerplate: Components, Reitit, Pedestal, Schema, Postgresql and Tests







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