Kafka Streams Explored

In this post, we will take a look at Kafka Streams. We will give a short introduction, but the main part of the blog will be about writing some simple Java applications. This way, we are going to get more familiar with Kafka Streams from a practical point of view.

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Kafka Messaging Explored

In this post, we will take a closer look at Apache Kafka Messaging. We will show how you can easily start a Kafka cluster and how messages can be sent and received by means of CLI and from a Java application. At the end, we will explore how partitions work from a practical point of view.

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Discover Your Services With Spring Eureka

In this post, we will take a look at how we can make services be aware of each other without knowing their exact location. We will make use of Eureka Server which will act as a Discovery Server. Being Spring fans, we will do so by means of Spring Eureka.

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Google Cloud Vision with Spring Boot

In this post, we will take a look at how we can use Google Cloud Vision from a Spring Boot application. With Google Cloud Vision it is possible to derive all kinds of things from images, like labels, face and text recognition, etc. As a bonus, some examples with Python are provided too.

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Spring Boot and GCP Cloud Pub/Sub

In this post we will explore how we can use Google Cloud Platform’s (GCP) Pub/Sub service in combination with a Spring Boot application using Spring Integration. We will send a message to a sender application which publishes the message to a Topic where a receiver application receives the messages of a Subscription.

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Anchore Container Image Scanner Jenkins Plugin

In a previous post, we talked about how we can check our Docker images for any known vulnerabilities by means of Anchore Engine. This still required a manual action. Wouldn’t it be great if we could incorporate Anchore Engine into our Jenkins CI build job or pipeline? In this post, we will take a look at how we can accomplish this by means of the Anchore Container Image Scanner Jenkins Plugin.

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Check Docker Images for Vulnerabilities with Anchore Engine

When using Docker containers in production, we need to ensure that we are following best practices. In this post, we will focus on Ensure images are scanned and rebuilt to include security patches from the CIS Docker Community Benchmark which we discussed previously. The item states that you should scan your images “frequently” for any vulnerabilities and then take the necessary actions to mitigate these vulnerabilities. We will use Anchore Engine in order to accomplish this.

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