The sprint was a day short due to the holiday. I have been working on integration issues so it really feels tight.
Except when it is not. Kubernetes is infrastructure, not a platform. Spring Cloud kind of fills in the gaps. Stay withing the Spring Boot lines and you will be well served. My current client really likes Feign to access services without all of the setup overhead.
Spring Boot really saves you time for the majority of cases where you have an API that it was designed to serve. Spoiler, if you want to upload a file with metadata as a separate entity, you are in for a lot of trouble.
What if we try a new web? This is a thoughtful piece looking at a document web, like here, and an application web. Seems like we could have both.