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Fast Track to Akka with Java

Fast Track to Akka with Java

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This two-day course introduces experienced application developers to the reactive Akka toolkit and runtime and the methodologies that enable the creation of real-world actor-based systems in Java on a single JVM. This course has extensive hands-on work and successive exercises build upon prior lessons learned to produce a fully functional application that is both event-driven and resilient by the conclusion of the course.

Prerequisites: Code examples and exercises will be written in Java, so previous experience with Java is required. Students should bring their own laptop with Java 6 or higher installed.

After having participated in this course you should

  • know how to design scalable and fault-tolerant applications using Akka's actors
  • know how to configure, test and tune Akka applications
  • know best practices for designing asynchronous, event-driven systems using Akka
  • be confident to start using Akka in production systems

Program

  • Overview
  • Actor Basics
  • Testing Actors
  • Actor Lifecycle
  • Fault Tolerance
  • Routers and Dispatchers
  • Modifying Actor Behavior
  • Ask Pattern
  • Akka Extensions
  • FSM