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Cloud Native Development in Practice

23 lessons


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Why is this learning path important?

This learning path will take you on a journey of building a greenfield web application from scratch, getting it to run on a modern cloud native platform, and how to deal with it after it goes to production.

If you have not yet completed the Cloud Native Application Development with Spring learning path, complete that first.

This series takes the concepts you learn in the Cloud Native Application Development with Spring learning path and applies them to a specific application context and codebase.

In this learning path you will build a greenfield Spring Boot application and deploy it on Tanzu Application Service (TAS).

Then you will run it and maintain it in production.

You will gain an understanding of how Tanzu Application Service platform works, how its container orchestration compares to Kubernetes, and will recap some fundamentals of Spring and Spring Boot along the way.

You will also apply some of the previous concepts such as Cloud Native Development, Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.

Who is this learning path for?

This learning path is for software engineers and architects who wish to gain a deeper understanding of modern Cloud Native Platforms and how Spring Boot applications run on them.

Learning outcomes

After completing the learning path, you will be able to

  • Demonstrate the ability to build greenfield, cloud native applications using Java, and Spring Boot
  • Use Tanzu Application Service for web application deployments
  • Discuss the pros and cons of moving a monolith to a microservice-based architecture
  • Describe the steps to move from a monolith to a microservice-based architecture
  • Explain how to implement common distributed systems patterns to mitigate costs/limitations on an existing microservices-based codebase

The Cloud Native Developer


Build a greenfield app

Initialize an appLab
Deploy itTAS PushLabTAS Staging
Configure itEnvironmentLabTAS Environment
PipelineRoutingLabRoute Names
Build a REST appWeb AppsLab
Backing Services & Database MigrationsServicesLabMigrations
Data AccessLab

Run it in production

Health MonitoringApp OpsLab
Harden your appLab
Zero Downtime UpgradesBlue/GreenLab

Evolving your app

Application EvolutionApp Continuum
Deploy a Distributed SystemIntroLab

Advanced topics

Service Discovery and Client Side Load BalancingConceptsLabImplementations
Fault ToleranceConceptsLabImplementations
Architecture StylesIntroLab
Securing a Distributed SystemIntroLab
External Configuration with Backing ServicesConceptsLabImplementations
API Gateways - coming soon

Keep learning

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