Building RESTful Web Services with Spring 5 [Video]

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  • Get to know the difference between imperative and functional approaches.
  • Deep dive into the principles behind REST.
  • Expose CRUD operations through RESTful endpoints with the Spring Framework.
  • Devise response formats and error handling strategies, offering a consistent and flexible structure to simplify integration for service consumers.
  • Understand techniques to secure web services.
  • Optimize and scale web services using techniques such as caching and clustering.

REST is an architectural style that tackles the challenges of building scalable web services. In today's connected world, APIs have taken a central role on the web. APIs provide the fabric through which systems interact, and REST has become synonymous with APIs.

The depth, breadth, and ease of use of Spring makes it one of the most attractive frameworks in the Java ecosystem. Marrying the two technologies is, therefore, a very natural choice. This course takes you through the design of RESTful web services and leverages the Spring Framework to implement these services.

It also brings the power of the latest Spring 5.0 release, working with MVC built-in as well as the front end framework. It then goes beyond the use of Spring to explores approaches to tackle resilience, security, and scalability concerns. Finally, the course ends by taking you through building a Java client for your RESTful web service.

All the code and supporting files for this course are available on Github at

Style and Approach

This course uses a module-based approach, viewers will be taken through a set of specific patterns and tested practices to build effective RESTful systems in Java using the Spring framework.

  • Follow best practices and explore techniques such as clustering and caching to achieve a reactive, scalable web service.
  • Leverage the Spring Framework to quickly implement RESTful endpoints.
  • Learn to implement a client library for a RESTful web service using the Spring Framework along with the new front end framework.
Course Length 1 hour 28 minutes
ISBN 9781789348590
Date Of Publication 28 May 2018


Raja CSP Raman

Raja CSP Raman has been a software developer for 13 years and is the founder of TalentAccurate, an IT skills validation tool that helps start-ups and small companies filter candidates without going through their resume. He also founded Pointopedia, a website that provides 15 lines of information on any topic, without any images or links. Raja likes photography and watching documentaries on history and science.