Tracing Microservices with Zipkin with Marcin Grzejszczak

Toronto Java Users Group
Toronto Java Users Group
Public group
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This month we are very lucky to have Marcin Grzejszczak Author of "Mockito Instant" ( and "Mockito Cookbook" ( books. OSS Contributor. Co-founder of the Warsaw Groovy User Group and Warsaw Cloud Native Meetup ( Lead of Spring Cloud Sleuth (, Spring Cloud Contract ( and Spring Cloud Pipelines ( projects at Pivotal (

Contributed to Groovy, Mockito, Rest-assured, Drools, Moco. Author of Uptodate Gradle plugin (, Spock subjects-collaborators extension (, gradle-test-profiler (, JSONAssert ( and XMLAssert ( source projects.

In addition to the talk below Marcin is delivering a full day workshop on Consumer Driven Contracts with Spring Cloud you can signup at Toronto Pivotal Users Group (

Tracing Microservices with Zipkin

The hype related to microservices continues. It’s already common knowledge that creating distributed systems is not easy. It’s high time to show how that complexity can be contained.

Service Discovery and Registry (Zookeeper / Consul / Eureka), easy request sending with client side load balancing (Feign + Ribbon), request proxying with Zuul. Everything is easy with Spring Cloud. Just add a dependency, a couple of lines of configuration and you’re ready to go.

That’s fixing difficulties related to writing code - what about solving the complexity of debugging distributed systems? Log correlation and visualizing latency of parts of the system? Spring Cloud Sleuth with Zipkin to the rescue!

The presentation will consist of some theory but there’ll also be live coding and demos