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Akka with Custom Dispatcher

Akka with Custom Dispatcher

May 23, 2014
basics akka scala starter

Basic Akka project with a custom dispatcher

How to get "Akka with Custom Dispatcher" on your computer

There are several ways to get this template.

Option 1: Choose akka-custom-dispatcher in the Lightbend Activator UI.

Already have Lightbend Activator (get it here)? Launch the UI then search for akka-custom-dispatcher in the list of templates.

Option 2: Download the akka-custom-dispatcher project as a zip archive

If you haven't installed Activator, you can get the code by downloading the template bundle for akka-custom-dispatcher.

  1. Download the Template Bundle for "Akka with Custom Dispatcher"
  2. Extract the downloaded zip file to your system
  3. The bundle includes a small bootstrap script that can start Activator. To start Lightbend Activator's UI:

    In your File Explorer, navigate into the directory that the template was extracted to, right-click on the file named "activator.bat", then select "Open", and if prompted with a warning, click to continue:

    Or from a command line:

     C:\Users\typesafe\akka-custom-dispatcher> activator ui 
    This will start Lightbend Activator and open this template in your browser.

Option 3: Create a akka-custom-dispatcher project from the command line

If you have Lightbend Activator, use its command line mode to create a new project from this template. Type activator new PROJECTNAME akka-custom-dispatcher on the command line.

Option 4: View the template source

The creator of this template maintains it at

Option 5: Preview the tutorial below

We've included the text of this template's tutorial below, but it may work better if you view it inside Activator on your computer. Activator tutorials are often designed to be interactive.

Preview the tutorial

This is a basic Akka Application with a custom dispatcher to show how to write futures.