Java Micronaut Local Development

🕓 30 minutes

What you’ll learn

How to set up your local development environment for:

  • Java Micronaut component development.
  • Run the developed component in the local development mode on your machine.

Prerequisites

Prepare local development IDE

  • To run the project in the local development setup, check README.md . The required minimum is to set the path to Micronaut configuration file as a JVM startup parameter:
    • -Dmicronaut.config.files=file:config/application.yaml
      • Check the Run configuration dialog in your IDE and set this line as a VM argument in the JVM options.
    • NOTE: You can also configure this server to listen on a custom port (the default port is 8080).
    • -Dserver.port=9090
    • This comes in handy when running multiple projects at once, which is very common with micro-service oriented architecture.
  • Start Run/Debug in your IDE.
    • The component should successfully start up with port 8080 exposed
    • Check the swagger-ui by clicking on http://localhost:8080/swagger/index.html
      • For more information about the Swagger UI check: https://swagger.io/tools/swagger-ui/
      • Swagger UI is used as a simple swagger presentation UI.
      • Any changes must apply to the swagger.yaml in the src/main/resources/META-INF/swagger directory
      • The same swagger UI is used as a documentation tool and is also an easy way to test the functionality of your component’s API.

Docker compose and third-party tools

Some manuals for CodeNOW work with different third-party components like Apache Kafka or Redis. The easiest way for local development is to download the publicly available docker compose receipts. Some examples used during the writing of this manual:

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