Fast Track to Akka with Scala
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 Scala 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 Scala, so a basic knowledge of Scala as covered in the "Fast Track to Scala" course 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
- Actor basics
- Testing actors
- Actor lifecycle
- Fault tolerance
- Scaling up with routers