Sophia Parafina

Video Series: Modernizing Java Apps for Developers Part 5

Moving a monolithic application to a modern cloud architecture can be difficult and often result in a greenfield development effort. However, it is possible to move towards a cloud architecture using Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) with no code changes and gain portability, security and efficiency in the process. To conclude the series In part 5, I use the message service’s REST endpoint to replace one part of the application UI with a Javascript client. The original application client UI was written in Java Server Pages (JSP) so that any UI changes required the application to be recompiled and redeployed. I can use modern web tools and frameworks such as React.js to write a new client interface. I’ll build the new client using a multi-stage build and deploy it by adding the container to the Docker Compose file. I’ll also show how to Continue reading…

Sophia Parafina

Video Series: Modernizing Java Apps for Developers Part 4

Moving a monolithic application to a modern cloud architecture can be difficult and often result in a greenfield development effort. However, it is possible to move towards a cloud architecture using Docker Enterprise Edition (EE)  with no code changes and gain portability, security and efficiency in the process. Part 4 takes advantage of the messaging service I added in part 3. In this installment, I’ll add self service analytics powered by the open source Elasticsearch / Kibana stack. The reporting database and analytics UI run in containers and the worker is updated to also store data in Elasticsearch. The Docker platform supports adding new components to a running deployment without shutting down the application containers that are currently running. You’ll learn how Docker lets you add new capabilities to the application with zero downtime in production. Docker MTA Video Series: Modernizing Java Continue reading…

Sophia Parafina

Video Series: Modernizing Java Apps for Developers Part 3

Moving a monolithic application to a modern cloud architecture can be difficult and often result in a greenfield development effort. However, it is possible to move towards a cloud architecture using Docker Enterprise Edition with no code changes and gain choice , security and operational agility in the process. Part 3 of the series begins the modernization process. I’ll take one aspect of the current application and break it out into a microservice. As written, the application writes to the database directly, but direct writes to the database can easily overwhelm the application by a large number of requests. One solution is to implement a messaging queue. As in the part 2, I’ll follow several guidelines: Leave existing code in place. Design the new code as a separate and reusable application Deploy the microservice locally using Docker Enterise Edition Test the code In this Continue reading…