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Adapter Services for Third-Party Products

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In this course, we will learn the concepts of microservice and Spring framework.  

Learning Objectives

In this course, you will gain an understanding of the following concepts, with regards to microservices:

  • Performance
  • Failure
  • Integrity
  • Service Version Management
  • Common Code for Microservices

Intended Audience

  • Beginner Java developers
  • Java developers interested in learning how to Build and Deploy RESTful Web Services
  • Java Developers who want to develop web applications using the Spring framework
  • Java Developers who want to develop web applications with microservices
  • Java Developers who wish to develop Spring Boot Microservices with Spring Cloud


  • Basic Java knowledge

Adapter services for third-party products.

Hello, my dear friends. In this lesson, I'd like to discuss Adaptor Services. In microservice architecture, sometimes you are required to use third-party products. Binding your services directly to these third-party products can cause tight coupling and it's an undesirable situation to say the least. In such cases, we can define an Adapter Service between services and products. Let's say three of our services get some info from a third-party API. Each service must implement API specialized definitions in its own code. 

What if we decide to change our wholly third-party API or if there are some changes in third-party API definitions?  It doesn't sound good, huh? Well, we can solve this problem by placing the adapter between the services and the third-party API. So, our services talk to the Adapter Service and we can adjust the resilience policy in case of a failure in the third-party API. So, let's take a short break here my friends and I'll see you in the next lesson.


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