Oliver White

Chief Storyteller
September 22, 2016

Benefits Of The Actor Model For Cloud Computing: A Pragmatic Overview For Java Architects

In this webinar for Architects, guest speaker Jeffrey Hammond, Forrester Vice-President and Principal Analyst, joins Jonas Bonér, CTO/Co-founder of Lightbend and creator of Akka, the actor-based, message-driven runtime for the JVM, to discuss one emerging programming pattern that’s gaining popularity with teams developing for the cloud––the Actor model.

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Markus Eisele

Director Developer Advocacy
September 14, 2016

Akka Streams Kafka - A behind the scenes Interview

Apache Kafka is the leading distributed messaging system, and Reactive Streams is an emerging standard for asynchronous stream processing. The reactive-kafka project combining the two technologies just recently joint forces with the the Akka team and the resulting collaboration lead to the latest 0.11 release which comes with some major updates. I was interested in learning a little bit more about the history and had a chance to interview Chris.

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September 6, 2016

What It Takes To Properly Build Reactive Web Applications For The JVM

Manuel Bernhardt knows a thing of two about building distributed, Reactive web applications for the modern enterprise. Having recently published his own book on the subject, I wanted to sit down with him to ask him about what architects and developers should know about the traits of Reactive systems, why it's important to build Reactive systems using Play, Akka, and Scala rather than Spring and Java EE, how the open source community has wonderfully impacted the growth of these technologies, and whether he'd ever consider writing another book again. Enjoy the Q/A!

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Markus Eisele

Director Developer Advocacy
August 31, 2016

Lightbend Tech Digest - August 2016

August is typically a month filled with vacation, sunburn and the other joys of summer. It's a month where we all take it a bit slower and try to gather more energy for the rest of the year. But it turns out that our amazingly active communities never sleep. And there's been plenty of news and highlights. This Tech Digest is designed to help folks specifically interested in Lightbend technologies like Akka, Play, Lagom and Scala to find what they need faster. So sit back, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the most important information of last month in a single post.

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Markus Eisele

Director Developer Advocacy
July 29, 2016

Lightbend Tech Digest - July 2016

Welcome to our first Lightbend Tech Digest! It's so exciting to keep finding new places where great technical content is published as our communities continue to grow. Inspired by the amazing efforts of our friends like SoftwareMills' Scala TimesCake Solutions team blog, the Knoldus blog and many others, we wanted to help folks specifically interested in Lightbend technologies like Akka, Play, Lagom and Scala to find what they need faster.

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March 7, 2016

Lightbend Training for Scala, Akka, Play and Apache Spark

Having a team adopt new technologies and approaches to software development is a daunting task.  New paradigms and unfamiliar ontologies headline the biggest risks to having a team be productive quickly.  Lightbend has a suite of training classes to help you adopt whatever components of Reactive Platform you need to be responsive to you customers by creating resilient and elastic applications.

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January 12, 2016

Fast Forward With Fast Data, Scala and Akka: Q/A with Spark Job Server creator

People love Apache Spark. Typesafe is the official support partner with Databricks, Mesosphere and IBM for Apache Spark. If you’re a Fast Data visionary, then you’re looking for a modern solution to enable your streaming data applications. In today’s DevOps world, you’re looking for a more accessible way to work in particular with Spark Jobs. Instead of directly mingling around with the specific Spark installation, you want to have access to a lot of functions via lightweight protocols remotely. This is the gap that Spark Job Server closes.

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Oliver White

Chief Storyteller
December 7, 2015

How to handle network partitions decisively with Akka Split Brain Resolver

Akka Split Brain Resolver (Akka SBR) is a new commercial beta feature available to Typesafe Reactive Platform users for free in development, and for subscribers in production. Akka SBR expands your system’s available actions when nodes in your cluster become unreachable, reacting in the best way to address the nature of the failure and selecting a recovery path.

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