Building Java 8 Web Applications with Microservices

Video description

3+ Hours of Video Instruction

In Building Java 8 Web Applications with Microservices LiveLessons Workshop, Java Champion Trisha Gee teaches how to build a Java 8 application end-to-end.


Building Java 8 Web Applications with Microservices LiveLessons Workshop utilizes live code demonstration to build a fully functional application using minimal external dependencies and Java 8. This application consumes a real-time feed of high-velocity data, contains services that make sense of the data, and presents it in a JavaFX dashboard. Along the way, you’ll encounter Java 8 streams, lambdas, new ways of working with collections, and the new date and time API.

The source code repository for this LiveLessons Workshop can be downloaded from Download the “skeleton” branch.

About the Instructor

Trisha Gee, Java Champion, has developed Java applications for a range of industries, including finance, manufacturing, technology, open source, and non-profit, for companies of all sizes. She has expertise in Java high-performance systems, and is passionate about enabling developer productivity. Trisha blogs regularly on subjects developers and other humans should care about, is a leader of the Sevilla Java User Group, and is a key member of the Java Community. She believes we shouldn't all have to make the same mistakes again and again.

Twitter: @trisha_gee

Skill Level

  • Intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • Sort messages containing information about users to create a leaderboard of the most active Twitter users
  • Consume messages about tweet sentiment to create a pie chart that updates in real time to show overall mood on Twitter
  • Filter sentiment messages to create a view of happiness levels over a ten-minute period
  • Build a microservice that parses a file of real Twitter data and publishes these tweets via web sockets
  • Build a microservice that parses Twitter messages and emits just the username
  • Build a microservice that analyses Twitter messages for sentiment and publishes these moods
  • Connect the application to a live Twitter feed

Who Should Take This Course

  • Experienced Java developers familiar with Java 7 looking to learn Java 8

Course Requirements

  • Working knowledge of the Java programming language

Table of Contents


Lesson 1: Introduction to Java 8 Features

  • Overview of Java 8
  • Our application
  • Creating a stub user service
  • What are lambdas?
  • The basics of JavaFX
  • New Java 8 methods on existing APIs
  • Introduction to streams
  • Creating the UI
  • How did Java 8 help us?

Lesson 2: Lambdas Will Simplify Your Code

  • Create a stub mood service
  • Updating a pie chart with moods—Part 1
  • Updating a pie chart with moods—Part 2
  • Filtering moods to display happiness over time
  • Questions and discussion

Lesson 3: Creating Simple WebSocket Services

  • An introduction to WebSockets—Part 1
  • An introduction to WebSockets—Part 2
  • Creating a service to publish data from a file

Lesson 4: Java 8 for Business Logic

  • Creating a simple user service
  • Creating a service to analyze tweet mood

Lesson 5: Questions and Discussion

  • Questions and discussion


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Product information

  • Title: Building Java 8 Web Applications with Microservices
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: August 2015
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 0134312171