Reactive streams over the network with RSocket

RSocket is a protocol that allows you to reactively stream data over the network. One of the benefits of RSocket is that the header of the frame itself is being sent in binary. This reduces the overal network payload and decreases network latency. Not only does RSocket cover the specification of the protocol itself, but […]

Reactive relational databases with R2DBC and Spring

In the past, we’ve covered how to use reactive programming with Project Reactor and Spring. Around that time, I mentioned that the support for databases was limited due to the amount of blocking JDBC drivers. However, some relational databases do support reactive connectivity, and with R2DBC, we can easily use those within our projects.

Monitoring with Micrometer, Prometheus and Grafana

Monitoring is an essential aspect to the maintainability of applications, it’s no surprise that there are many platforms out there that allow you to properly monitor your applications. Usually, monitoring platforms work by using a time series database, which is a database optimised for time-based information, such as application metrics. Then on the other hand […]

Generating documentation for your REST API with Spring REST Docs

Last time, we automatically generated documentation for our REST APIs written with Spring using Swagger annotations, Springfox and AsciiDoc. This allowed us to list all possible operations, models and so on. Additionally to such documentation, it could be interesting to have some examples as well. With Spring REST Docs we can automatically generate these examples […]