The Eclipse Foundation’s MicroProfile project to add microservices to enterprise Java has released MicroProfile 1.2, which adds capabilities for fault tolerance and security.New features in MicroProfile 1.2
A fault-tolerance API in MicroProfile 1.2 provides a way for applications to deal with the unavailability of a microservice, said IBM Distinguished Engineer Ian Robinson, who has worked on MicroProfile. When old-style monolithic applications fail, they bring down the entire application.

But applications composed of microservices continue to operate if a specific microservcie fails, leading to “more interesting failure scenarios,” he said.

To deal with service failures, applications need a way of handling the unavailability of a service, such as to resort to a fallback service if a primary service is unavailable.
Such fallbacks are what MicroProfile 1.2 allows.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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