Quarkus Cookbook: Kubernetes-Optimized Java Solutions

Bueno, Alex Soto, Porter, Jason



Optimized for Kubernetes, Quarkus is designed to help you create Java applications that are cloud first, container native, and serverless capable. With this cookbook, authors Alex Soto Bueno and Jason Porter from Red Hat provide detailed solutions for installing, interacting with, and using Quarkus in the development and production of microservices.

The recipes in this book show mid-level to senior developers familiar with Java enterprise application development how to get started with Quarkus quickly. You'll become familiar with how Quarkus works within the wider Java ecosystem and discover ways to adapt this framework to your particular needs. Each standalone chapter features recipes written in O'Reilly's popular problem-solution-discussion format.

You'll learn how to:

  • Shorten the development cycle by enabling live reloading in dev mode
  • Connect to and communicate with Kafka
  • Develop with the Reactive programming model
  • Simplify persistence with Panache
  • Easily add fault tolerance to your services
  • Gather metrics for a deployed application
  • Build your application as a Kubernetes-ready container
  • Utilize Spring knowledge
  • Ease development with OpenAPI
  • Enable security in your services
  • Test a native Quarkus application


Alex Soto Bueno is a Director of Developer Experience at Red Hat. He is passionate about Java world, software automation and he believes in the open source software model. Alex is the creator of NoSQLUnit project, member of JSR374 (Java API for JSON Processing) Expert Group, contributor of several open source projects. A Java Champion since 2017, international speaker and teacher at Salle URL University, he has talked about microservices, Kubernetes, testing techniques and continuous delivery in the 21st century.

Jason Porter is a software engineer currently working on the Red Hat Developer Program Team, Arquillian, Quarkus, web site and other developer experience projects within Red Hat. His specialties include Wildfly, Quarkus, CDI, JSF, Java EE, solr, and Gradle. He has worked with PHP, Ruby, Groovy, SASS, the rest of the web language arena (HTML, CSS, JS, etc). His current position as Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat has him work primarily on the developers.redhat.com website, however, he also contributes to JBoss Forge, Arquillian, Apache DeltaSpike, Awestruct, Asciidoctor and others as time allows. He's very interested in the developer experience and helping to improve it at all aspects.