Google Cloud Native with Spring Boot

Track: Workshops

Spring Framework and Spring Boot made huge strides to make it easier than ever to develop the next generation of cloud native applications. More importantly, a number of Spring projects provides cloud-vendor agnostic abstractions to developers, so that with a simple configuration switch, you are able to move your local application to run in an on-prem datacenter, or in the cloud with managed services.

Google and Pivotal partnered to develop Spring Cloud adapters for Google Cloud Platform. With Spring Cloud GCP, you can quickly develop cloud native applications & harness the power of Google infrastructure, including easy connection to GCP’s managed databases, using Pub/Sub to send and receive messages, and other tools for tracing and monitoring your services.

In this session, we’ll build cloud native service with Spring Boot that: Takes advantage of Google Cloud Platform highly available managed services, such as Cloud SQL, Pub/Sub, Cloud Spanner. Deploys to managed environments, such as Kubernetes, App Engine, and Cloud Run. Operate the application by using monitoring, tracing, centralized logging, debugging, and profiling tools.

Prereqs: A laptop with a Chrome browser.

Ray Tsang

Ray is currently a Developer Advocate at Google focused on Google Cloud Platform and Java developer experience. Follow Ray on Twitter @saturnism (

James Ward

James Ward is a nerd / software developer who shares what he learns with others though presentations, blogs, demos, and code. After over two decades of professional programming, he is now a self-proclaimed Typed Pure Functional Programming zealot but often compromises on his ideals to just get stuff done. After spending too many sleepless nights in data centers repairing RAID arrays, he now prefers higher-level cloud abstractions with appropriate escape hatches. James is a huge Open Source proponent, hoping to never get burned by lock-in again.