In this project I'm demonstrating you the most interesting features of Spring Cloud Project for building microservice-based architecture.
Currently you may find here some examples of microservices implementation using different projects from Spring Cloud. All the examples are divided into the branches and described in a separated articles on my blog. Here's a full list of available examples:
- Using Spring Cloud Netlix Eureka as a discovery server, Zuul as a gateway, OpenFeign for communication and Spring Cloud Config Server. The example is available in the branch master. A detailed guide may be find in the following article: Quick Guide to Microservices with Spring Boot 2.0, Eureka and Spring Cloud
- Using Spring Cloud Alibaba Nacos as a discovery and configuration server, Zuul and OpenFeign. The example is available in the branch alibaba. A detailed guide may be find in the following article: Microservices with Spring Cloud Alibaba
- Using Spring Cloud with Spring Boot support for GraphQL for building microservices, Apollo for inter-service communication and Eureka as a discovery server. The example is available in the branch graphql. A detailed guide may be find in the following article: GraphQL – The Future of Microservices?
- Using Spring Boot and partially Spring Cloud for building microservices deployed on OpenShift with Source-2-Image mechanism. The example is available in the branch openshift. A detailed guide may be find in the following article: Running Java Microservices on OpenShift using Source-2-Image
- Using Trampoline for managing group of Spring Boot microservices locally. The example is available in the branch trampoline. A detailed guide may be find in the following article: Managing Spring Boot apps locally with Trampoline
In the most cases you need to have Maven and JDK8+. In the fourth example with OpenShift you will have to run Minishift on your machine. The best way to run the sample applications is with IDEs like IntelliJ IDEA or Eclipse.
Our sample microservices-based system consists of the following modules:
- gateway-service - a module that Spring Cloud Netflix Zuul for running Spring Boot application that acts as a proxy/gateway in our architecture.
- config-service - a module that uses Spring Cloud Config Server for running configuration server in the
nativemode. The configuration files are placed on the classpath.
- discovery-service - a module that depending on the example it uses Spring Cloud Netflix Eureka or Spring Cloud Netlix Alibaba Nacos as an embedded discovery server.
- employee-service - a module containing the first of our sample microservices that allows to perform CRUD operation on in-memory repository of employees
- department-service - a module containing the second of our sample microservices that allows to perform CRUD operation on in-memory repository of departments. It communicates with employee-service.
- organization-service - a module containing the third of our sample microservices that allows to perform CRUD operation on in-memory repository of organizations. It communicates with both employee-service and organization-service.
The following picture illustrates the architecture described above.