Akka in Action
Raymond Roestenburg, Rob Bakker, and Rob Williams
  • September 2016
  • ISBN 9781617291012
  • 448 pages
  • printed in black & white

The most readable and up-to-date treatment of Akka I have seen.

Kevin Esler, TimeTrade Systems

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'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.

What's inside

  • 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.


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