I spent the weekend working on my little side project which I hope will benefit others: it's a much-improved version of the publication pipeline I used to build @ReactiveSpring

the ideal is that you point the pipeline to the Git repo with you @asciidoctor docs, and point it to the Git repos (zero or more) containing code you'd like to include, and it'll clone 'em all, then generate your book.
* screen PDF
* prepress PDF
* ePub
* Mobi
You can take that prepress ready book to @AmazonPub KDP for print. You can take the ePub or Mobi to @leanpub for everything else. Preview the screen PDF or HTML for yourself.
Mix that with my favorite prose editor @Grammarly - which is a great way to be reminded that I evidently don't know English at all haha! - and now you've replaced 90% of your publisher's editorial support.
You can buy your own ISBNs. Your book will be registered in the library of congress and YOU, not some other name, will be listed as the publisher _and_ author. It's a nice feeling.
Design your book cover (or hire someone to do it) and book jacket and, voilà, you're wrote a book for very cheap and you reap all the benefits thanks to open-source tools

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Cryptography takes time on the CPU. It’s one of those things that blocks threads in a reactive application. You need to move that into an isolated thread pool (a Scheduler, in @ProjectReactor). 1/N
Token-based security schemes like OAuth help here because they reduce the frequency of cryptography. You only need to do encryption when you exchange long term credentials (username, password) for short term credentials (token). 2/n
Token-based authentication schemes like OAuth also give you a better security posture because they reduce the surface area for password exposure. Ideally, your app will only exchange the username and password once for a given user session. 3/n
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1. Consistency
2. Smarter, safer concurrency
3. Robustness
4. Resource efficiency

I’ll expand on those points here:
1. : one API no matter what the application (SSE, WS, HTTP, Kafka, whatever) etc are all easily represented as Reactive Stream types. This greatly simplifies integration and composition of disparate services and data
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Here's a list of some of the features I love...
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This is fine when there's a robust CI/CD practice to continuously (daily, at worst?) confirm that things haven't broken and an on-call team able to respond to such changes. It gets complicated when you want to ramp down the team and reprioritize their efforts 2/N
The result is that organizations can't completely wash their hands of software anymore. Obviously, a mature discussion of operational responsibilities in 2018 includes ongoing security maintenance, and so I'm fine with the idea that there's a long tail for maintenance. 3/N
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the new @SpringCloud release is jam-packed with good stuff and represents a major milestone in the journey to reactive microservices.

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@springframework 5 also includes a net-new reactive web runtime (and even supports @netty_project). It even includes a new reactive web runtime component model (called Spring WebFlux)
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