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15 Jul 2019

Migrating a microservice to Spring WebFlux

Reactive programming has been a hot topic on many conference talks for at least several months. It’s effortless to find simple code examples and tutorials and to apply them to greenfield projects. Things become a little bit more complicated when production services with millions of users and thousands of requests per second need to be migrated from existing solutions. In this article, I would like to discuss migration strategy from Spring Web MVC to Spring WebFlux by the example of one of the Allegro microservices. I’m going to show some common pitfalls as well as how performance metrics in production were affected by migration.