The most readable and up-to-date treatment of Akka I have seen.
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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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.
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?ll also find a tutorial on building streaming applications using akka-stream and akka-http. Finally, you?ll get practical advice on how to customize and extend your Akka system.
This book assumes that you?re comfortable with Java and Scala. No prior experience with Akka required.
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