Developing a Microservices Software System with Spring Could – A Case Study of Meeting Scheduler

  • Wen-Tin LeeEmail author
  • Tseng-Chung Lu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies book series (LNDECT, volume 41)


The traditional monolithic architecture is to implement the function modules of the application and execute them on the same service port. The entire application system must be repackaged and deployed if there is a program change. With the increase of requirements, the coupling relations between modules become more and more complicated which results in inflexible function expansion and difficult maintenance. Microservices architecture divides a single application into several independent executed services with its business logic and communicates with each other using the REST API or message queue. Therefore, the scalability and maintainability of the system are improved by features such as independent update and independent deployment.

This study implements a Meeting Scheduler monolithic software system using traditional object-oriented software development process. To transform the software into a microservices architecture, the Spring Cloud framework is used to implement the required microservices in the Meeting Scheduler. After completing the transformation from monolithic to microservices architecture, this study explores the development experience of microservices software and establishes a microservices architecture transformation process for software engineers to analyze, design, implement and deploy a software based on microservices.


Microservices architecture Monolithic architecture Spring Cloud Object-oriented software development Service-Oriented Architecture 



This study is conducted under the grant MOST 107-2221-E-017-002-MY2 which is subsidized by the Ministry of Science and Technology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Kaohsiung Normal UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan

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