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Reactive Applications with Akka.NET

Published by Manning
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book


Reactive Applications with Akka.NET is a hands-on book that builds on fundamental concepts to teach you how to create reliable and resilient applications in the reactive style.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

Enterprise-scale software needs to be unfailingly reliable, consistently performant under unpredictable loads, and easy to scale and maintain. Reactive applications guarantee these qualities through clear isolation of system components and message-based communication. Akka.NET ports the battle-tested Akka Actors toolkit from the JVM, radically simplifying the concurrency and asynchronous message handling at the heart of a reactive system.

About the Book

Reactive Applications with Akka.NET teaches you to write high-performance, concurrent systems without explicitly managing threads and locking. You'll experience the power of Akka.NET and the Actors concurrency model by exploring a real-world case study in each chapter. As you go further, you'll start to grok the power of asynchronous communication in a distributed environment and take on practical tasks like deploying, debugging, and establishing performance guarantees.

What's Inside

  • Reactive application design
  • Dealing with application-level failures
  • Integrating Akka.NET with other frameworks
  • Applying reactive programming to the real world

About the Reader

Readers should be comfortable with C# or F# and the .NET framework.

About the Author

Anthony Brown is a .NET consultant specializing in F# and reactive systems.

Table of Contents


  1. Why reactive?
  2. Reactive application design


  4. Your first Akka.NET application
  5. State, behavior, and actors
  6. Configuration, dependency injection, and logging
  7. Failure handling
  8. Scaling in reactive systems
  9. Composing actor systems


  11. Testing Akka.NET actors
  12. Integrating Akka.NET
  13. Storing actor state with Akka.Persistence
  14. Building clustered applications with Akka.Cluster
  15. Akka.NET and reactive programming in production

About The Author

Anthony Brown is a .NET consultant specializing in F# and reactive systems.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning (March 5, 2019)
  • Length: 280 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781638355656

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