Chassis and Template

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This project is part of the liveProject series Chassis and Template for Production-Ready Microservices
intermediate Java • basic Spring and Spring Boot • basics of REST • basics of JUnit • basic knowledge of the service template concept
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refactor a service template to extract common logic and build logic into a reusable service chassis framework
Chris Richardson
1 week · 6-8 hours per week · BEGINNER

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Make your Java/Kotlin developer colleagues’ lives easier by enabling them—and you!—to quickly maintain services that were cloned from the service template. In this liveProject, you’ll extract a microservice chassis from the service template project, create Gradle plugins, and publish chassis artifacts and template source code. When you’re done, you’ll have a small service template project that uses a much larger microservice chassis framework. (Your colleagues will thank you!) 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 developers who are interested in creating production-ready microservices. To begin these liveProjects you will need to be familiar with the following:

  • Gradle build tool
  • Git and Github
  • Intermediate Java
  • Basic Spring and Spring Boot
  • Basics of REST
  • Basics of JUnit
  • Basic knowledge of the service template concept

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn to refactor a service template to extract common logic and build logic into a reusable service chassis framework:

  • Extract chassis modules from service template modules
  • Split into a chassis project and a service template project
  • Create Gradle plugins in the chassis project that implement the build scripts for service template modules
  • Publish the chassis artifacts to a Maven repository
  • Publish the service template source code to a GitHub branch


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