Stratospheric - From Zero to Production with Spring Boot and AWS (The Course)
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Hands-on online course to learn all you need to know to get a Spring Boot application into production with AWS. This online course builds on top of the Stratospheric ebook ( and discusses various topics in greater detail.

With Spring Boot being the leading framework for building applications in the JVM ecosystem and AWS the leading cloud platform, their combination is quite powerful.

This online course will teach you everything you need to know to get your Spring Boot application running on AWS.

Throughout this online course, we'll develop a web application that seamlessly integrates common AWS services such as SQS, S3, SNS, RDS, Cognito, and ECS using Spring Cloud AWS.

Not only will we focus on developing the application with Spring Boot but also take a detailed look at getting it ready for production. This includes a continuous deployment pipeline, infrastructure-as-code using CloudFormation and AWS CDK, deployment patterns, and monitoring.

The Stratospheric online course will become your go-to resource for building production-ready applications with Spring Boot and AWS. It will prepare you for your next project in the cloud.

No previous AWS knowledge is required.



  • Amazon Web Services
  • Java
  • Software Architecture
  • Software Engineering
  • Cloud Computing

Course Material

  • What Does “Early Access” Mean?
  • Introduction
  • Why Spring Boot & AWS?
  • Who Is This Course For?
  • Prerequisites for the Hands-On Examples
  • What to Expect from This Course?
  • Getting in Touch
  • Resources
  • About the Authors
  • Part I: Deploying with AWS
  • 1.01 - Deployment Options with AWS
  • 1.02 - Getting Ready to Use AWS
  • 1.03 - Deploy a Docker Image to Amazon ECR
  • 1.04 - Getting Started with CloudFormation
  • 1.05 - Deploying a Network Stack with CloudFormation
  • 1.06 - Deploying a Service Stack with CloudFormation
  • 1.07 - Getting Started with CDK
  • 1.08 - CDK Best Practices
  • 1.09 - Deploying a Network Stack with CDK
  • 1.10 - Deploying a Service Stack with CDK
  • Part II: Spring Boot & AWS
  • 2.01 - What We’re Going to Build: A Sample Todo Application
  • 2.02 - Local Development
  • 2.03 - Building User Registration and Login with Amazon Cognito
  • 2.04 - Connecting to a Database with Amazon RDS
  • 2.05 - Sharing Todos with Amazon SQS and Amazon SES
  • Part III: Production Readiness with AWS
  • 3.01 - Getting Started with Amazon CloudWatch
  • 3.02 - Downsides of Logging Unstructured Text
  • 3.03 - Logging Structured Text with Logback and Amazon CloudWatch
  • 3.04 - Analyzing Sturctured Logs with Amazon CloudWatch
  • 3.05 - Monitoring Metrics with Amazon CloudWatch
  • 3.06 - Sending Default Spring Boot Metrics to Amazon CloudWatch
  • 3.07 - Sending Custom Micrometer Metrics to Amazon CloudWatch
  • 3.08 - Creating Amazon CloudWatch Dashboards
  • 3.09 - Alarming with Amazon CloudWatch
  • 3.10 - Creating Amazon Cloud Watch Alarms with the CDK
  • 3.11 - Managing and Handling Alarms
  • Appendix
  • Changelog


    • Under the slogan, Testing Java Applications Made Simple, Philip provides recipes and tips & tricks to accelerate your testing success and make testing joyful (or at least less painful).

      Apart from blogging, he's a course instructor for various Java-related online courses and is active on YouTube.

      He is an independent IT consultant from Berlin and is working with Java, Kotlin, Spring Boot, and AWS on a daily basis.

      Find out more about Philip on

    • Björn Wilmsmann is an independent IT consultant who helps companies transform their business into a digital business.

      A longtime software entrepreneur, he’s interested in web apps and SaaS products. He designs and develops business solutions and enterprise applications for his clients.

      Apart from helping companies in matters of software quality and improving the availability of and access to information through APIs, Björn provides hands-on training in technologies such as Angular and Spring Boot.

      On his blog he writes about technology, software development, and the software business.

      Find out more about Björn on

    • Tom is a software engineer by profession and by passion with more than a decade of experience in many different software projects for many different clients across various industries. In software projects, he takes on the roles of software developer, architect and coach, with a focus on the Java ecosystem.

      He found that writing is the best way to learn, so he likes to dive deep into topics he encounters in his software projects to create texts that give structure to the chaotic world of software development. He regularly writes about software development on his blog at and is an occasional speaker at conferences.

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