Building a Real-Time Chat Application with Spring Boot, WebSocket, Cassandra, Redis and RabbitMQ
Building a Real-Time Chat Application with Spring Boot, WebSocket, Cassandra, Redis and RabbitMQ


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Building a Real-Time Chat Application with Spring Boot, WebSocket, Cassandra, Redis and RabbitMQ

Last updated on 2017-06-28

About the Book

This book is a step-by-step guide on how to build a real-time chat application using Spring Boot, WebSocket, Cassandra, Redis and RabbitMQ. The application code is available on GitHub and you can start cloning the repository and running it on Docker right now:

Although this is a programming book, it also brings many interesting infrastructure discussions and tips about Continuous Delivery, Docker, NoSQL (Cassandra and Redis) and so on. This book also discuss on how to horizontally scale the WebSocket Chat Application using a full STOMP broker like RabbitMQ. I suggest you to download the sample free book and read the NoSQL chapter inside architecture section so that you have an idea.

My objective writing this book is to bring to readers a new experience mixing a lot of development code with infrastructure interesting and didatic discussions. I’m sure that you'll really enjoy it! :)

About the Author

Jorge Acetozi
Jorge Acetozi

Jorge Acetozi is a senior software engineer and technical writer who spends almost his whole day having fun with things such as AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, Ansible, Cassandra, Redis, Elasticsearch, Graylog, Sensu, Fluentd, RabbitMQ, Kafka, Java, Python, Spring, and much more! He loves deploying applications in production while thousands of users are online, monitoring the infrastructure, and acting quickly when monitoring tools decide to challenge his heart's health! Check out my newest articles:

Table of Contents

    • Who am I?
    • Why I Wrote this Book?
    • Who Is this Book For
  • I Usage
    • 1. Pre-Requisites
    • 2. Executing the Project Locally
    • 3. Simulate a Conversation
      • 3.1 Create New Account
      • 3.2 Create a New Chat Room
      • 3.3 Sign In
      • 3.4 Chat Room
      • 3.5 Send Public Messages
      • 3.6 Send Private Messages
      • 3.7 Check that the Conversation is Stored
      • 3.8 Receive Messages even on Connection Failures
    • 4. Setting up the Development Environment
      • 4.1 Apache Maven
      • 4.2 Importing the Project into Eclipse IDE
  • II Architecture
    • 5. Relationship Between Domain and Architecture
    • 6. Introduction to NoSQL
      • 6.1 Modeling in NoSQL
      • 6.2 Cassandra Overview
        • 6.2.1 Cassandra Concepts
      • 6.3 Redis Overview
        • 6.3.1 Redis vs Memcached
        • 6.3.2 Redis Use Cases
    • 7. Spring Framework
      • 7.1 Spring Boot
      • 7.2 Spring Data JPA Repositories
      • 7.3 Spring Data and NoSQL
    • 8. WebSockets
      • 8.1 Polling vs WebSocket
      • 8.2 WebSockets and Browser Compatibility
      • 8.3 Raw WebSockets vs WebSockets over STOMP
    • 9. Spring WebSockets
      • 9.1 Raw WebSockets Configuration
      • 9.2 WebSockets over STOMP Configuration
      • 9.3 Message Flow using a Simple Broker
      • 9.4 Message Flow Using a Full STOMP Broker
    • 10. Single-Node Chat Architecture
    • 11. Multi-Node Chat Architecture
      • 11.1 Using RabbitMQ as a Full External STOMP Broker
    • 12. Horizontally Scaling Stateful Web Applications
      • 12.1 Using Sticky Session Strategy
      • 12.2 Spring Session and WebSockets
  • III Code by Feature
    • 13. Change the Application Language
    • 14. Login
    • 15. New Account
    • 16. New Chat Room
      • 16.1 Secured REST Endpoints with Spring MVC and Spring Security
    • 17. Join Chat Room
      • 17.1 WebSocket Reconnection Strategy
      • 17.2 WebSocket Events
        • 17.2.1 Send Public System Messages over WebSockets
    • 18. Send User Public Messages over WebSockets
    • 19. Send User Private Messages over WebSocket
  • IV Testing the Code
    • 20. Lazy Deployments vs Fast Deployments
    • 21. Continous Delivery
    • 22. Types of Automated Tests
    • 23. Unit Tests
      • 23.1
      • 23.2
      • 23.3
    • 24. Integration Tests
      • 24.1 Setting up Dependencies starting Docker Containers from JUnit
      • 24.2 JUnit Suite
      • 24.3
      • 24.4
    • 25. Split Unit Tests from Integration Tests Using Maven Plugins
      • 25.1 Maven Surefire Plugin
      • 25.2 Maven Failsafe Plugin
    • 26. Continuous Integration Server
    • What is next?
  • Appendices
    • Running Containers on Docker
    • Basic Docker Commands
      • The Docker Run Command
        • Running Containers as a Deamon with -d
        • Naming Containers with –name
        • Exposing Ports with -p
        • Environment Variables with -e
        • Volumes with -v
    • Docker Compose
    • Resource Bundle

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