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intermediate Java • basic Spring and Spring Boot • basics of REST, basics of JPA • basics of JUnit
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health check API • application metrics • distributed tracing

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In this liveProject, you’ll take on the role of a Java/Kotlin developer tasked with implementing the service template’s observability-related features—key aspects of production-readiness—including a health check API, application metrics, and distributed tracing. Work will be done in Kotlin.

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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Chris Richardson

Chris Richardson is the author of Manning bestseller Microservices Patterns as well as POJOs in Action, which describes how to build enterprise Java applications with frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate. He’s a developer, an architect, and the creator of, a pattern language for microservices. He is also a Java Champion, a JavaOne rockstar, and the founder of the original, an early Java PaaS for Amazon EC2. He provides microservices consulting and training to organizations that adopt a microservice architecture and is working on his third startup, Eventuate, an application platform for developing transactional microservices. He is a recognized thought leader in microservices and speaks regularly at international conferences.


This liveProject is for Java/Kotlin developers who are interested in creating production-ready microservices. To begin these liveProjects you will need to be familiar with the following:

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  • Basic Spring and Spring Boot
  • Basics of REST
  • Basics of JPA
  • Basics of JUnit


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