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From Zero to Production with Spring Boot and AWS

About the Book

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

Throughout this book, 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 book 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 required.

About the Authors

Tom Hombergs
Tom Hombergs

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.

Björn Wilmsmann
Björn Wilmsmann

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.

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Philip Riecks
Philip Riecks

Under the slogan, Enterprise development with Java made simple Philip provides guides on how to solve common use cases for enterprise applications using Spring Boot, Jakarta EE, and MicroProfile.

He is a Senior Java software engineer for Germany's leading real estate marketplace and is working with Java, Kotlin, Spring Boot, and AWS on daily basis.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • When Is The Book Going To Be Finished?
    • Why This Book?
    • Who Should Read This Book?
    • What to Expect From This Book?
  • The Sample Todo Application
    • Features
    • Running the Sample Todo Application
    • Application Architecture
    • Data Model
    • Local Development Setup
    • Build Setup and Continuous Deployment
  • Getting Warm with AWS
    • Getting Ready
    • Inspecting the Todo App
    • Publishing the “Hello World” App to Docker Hub
    • Getting Started with AWS Resources
    • Inspecting the CloudFormation Templates
    • Inspecting the Deployment Scripts
    • Inspecting the AWS Console
  • An Overview of AWS Services
    • AWS Services in This Book
    • CloudFormation
    • CDK
    • Cognito
    • SSM
    • Secrets Manager
    • ECS
    • EC2
    • ECR
    • VPC
    • CloudWatch
    • RDS
    • DynamoDB
    • SES
    • SQS
    • SNS
    • S3
    • IAM
  • Managing Permissions with IAM
  • Deploying the App with AWS CDK
  • Building a Continuous Deployment Pipeline with GitHub Actions
  • Building User Registration and Login with AWS Cognito
  • Connecting to a Database with RDS
  • Sharing Todos with SQS and SES
  • Push Notifications with SNS
  • Storing Notes with DynamoDB
  • Changelog
  • Notes

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