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Akka Revealed: A JVM Architect’s Journey From Resilient Actors To Scalable Clusters

A Comprehensive Overview Of A To Z With Akka


"It was an eye opening webinar, thx."

Joakim Sandström(@sandstromj)

By now, you’ve probably heard of Akka, the JVM toolkit for building scalable, resilient and resource efficient applications in Java or Scala. With over 12 open-source and commercial modules in the toolkit, Akka takes developers from actors on a single JVM, all the way out to network partition healing and clusters of servers distributed across fleets of JVMs. But with such a broad range of features, how can Architects and Developers grok Akka from a high-level perspective?

In this technical webinar by Hugh McKee, O’Reilly author and Developer Advocate at Lightbend, we introduce Akka from A to Z, starting with a tour from the humble actor and finishing all the way at the clustered systems level. Specifically, we review:

  • How Akka Actors behave, create systems, and manage supervision and routing
  • The way Akka embraces Reactive Streams with Akka Streams and Alpakka
  • How various components of the Akka toolkit provide out-of-the-box solutions for distributed data, distributed persistence, pub-sub, and ES/CQRS
  • How Akka works with microservices, and brings this functionality into Lagom and Play Frameworks
  • Looking at Akka clusters, how Akka is used to build distributed clustered systems that incorporate clusters within clusters
  • What’s needed to orchestrate and deploy complete Reactive Systems built with Akka

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