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Junit 5

What has changed? Is it still backwards compatible? Is it hard to migrate? These are some of the questions I want to answer with this post. Junit 5 is a bundle of 3 modules: platform, a platform for developing testing frameworks jupiter, the new programming model and extension model vintage, for running Junit 3 and… Continue reading Junit 5


Securing microservices

Microservices are hard. Complexity is high. Securing microservices is even harder and even more complex. Where do we start? The first words that come to my mind are authentication and authorization. Firewall. Trust. Session. Tokens. We need to secure our applications and we need to secure our containers. Securing applications We can build a SSO… Continue reading Securing microservices


Log tracing with Sleuth and Zipkin

In a microservice environment it's hard to trace errors and logs, as we have lots of moving components. We could go into each service and read the logs, then aggregate them and finally with lots of patience try to understand what is happening. But we should not do this, we have alternatives. One of them… Continue reading Log tracing with Sleuth and Zipkin


Zuul – Edge Server

In the last articles we have introduced an custom gateway in order to hide services and to load balance requests among others. Now the guys at netflix implemented this pattern and created Zuul. Personally, it reminds me of Apache Server. Zuul core consists of filters, which you can use to intercept the request and response… Continue reading Zuul – Edge Server



Microservices should respect the CAP theorem. That means when a failure occurs, you should choose between consistency and availability, and availability is the best choice. Hystrix has the role to keep the availability high when a partition occurs, by stopping cascading failures and providing fallback. These partitions should not be visible to the end user,… Continue reading Hystrix


Eureka and Feign

Eureka Eureka is a REST (Representational State Transfer) based service used for locating services for the purpose of load balancing and failover of middle-tier servers. We have eureka client and server. The server holds the information regarding the service instances, while the client interacts with the server and act as a round robin load balancer.… Continue reading Eureka and Feign