Akka in Action is a comprehensive tutorial on building message-oriented systems using Akka. The book takes a hands-on approach, where each new concept is followed by an example that shows you how it works, how to implement the code, and how to (unit) test it.
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About the Technology
Akka makes it relatively easy to build applications in the cloud or on devices with many cores that efficiently use the full capacity of the computing power available. It's a toolkit that provides an actor programming model, a runtime, and required support tools for building scalable applications.
About the Book
Akka in Action shows you how to build message-oriented systems with Akka. This comprehensive, hands-on tutorial introduces each concept with a working example. You'll start with the big picture of how Akka works, and then quickly build and deploy a fully functional REST service out of actors. You'll explore test-driven development and deploying and scaling fault-tolerant systems. After mastering the basics, you'll discover how to model immutable messages, implement domain models, and apply techniques like event sourcing and CQRS. You'l also find a tutorial on building streaming applications using akka-stream and akka-http. Finally, you'l get practical advice on how to customize and extend your Akka system.
Getting concurrency right
Testing and performance tuning
Clustered and cloud-based applications
Covers Akka version 2.4
About the Reader
This book assumes that you're comfortable with Java and Scala. No prior experience with Akka required.
About the Authors
A software craftsman and architect, Raymond Roestenburg is an Akka committer. Rob Bakker specializes in concurrent back-end systems and systems integration. Rob Williams has more than 20 years of product development experience.
Raymond Roestenburg is an experienced software craftsman, polyglot programmer, and software architect. He is an active member of the Scala community, an Akka committer, and contributed to the Akka-Camel module.
Rob Williams is founder of ontometrics, a practice that has been focused on Java solutions that include machine learning. He first used Actor-based programming a decade ago, and found Akka while looking for someone who had given thought to the idea of supervision, and has used it for several projects since.