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Francisco Lopez-Sancho Abraham
  • MEAP began September 2021
  • Publication in Summer 2022 (estimated)
  • ISBN 9781617299216
  • 425 pages (estimated)
  • printed in black & white
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A belter of a book—buckle up and get ready for the ride of your life. Take an expert guided tour through modern distributed systems built the Akka way!

Grahame Oakland
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Use Akka to solve the big problems of distributed systems—from multithreading and concurrency, to handling scalability and failure.

In Akka in Action, Second Edition you will learn how to:

  • Create basic programs with Akka
  • Work with clusters to build robust, fault tolerant programs
  • Create and maintain distributed state with strong consistency guarantees
  • Build microservices with Akka
  • Utilize concurrency and parallelism
  • Test Akka software

Akka in Action, Second Edition teaches you to use the latest version of Akka to solve common problems of distributed systems. Akka contributor Francisco López-Sancho demonstrates Akka’s complex concepts through real-world use cases, including clustering, sharding, persistence, and deploying to Kubernetes. Discover the power of the Actor model, and how to leverage most of the Akka modules to create microservices that are reliable and fault tolerant.

about the technology

Akka is a toolkit of libraries that make it easy to implement distributed applications in Scala and Java. Akka’s Actor model avoids many of the complexities of multithreading, while making systems elastic and resilient, and provides strong consistency.

about the book

Akka in Action, Second Edition is a practical guide to building message-oriented systems with Akka. Extensively revised by Akka contributor and consultant Francisco López-Sancho, this upgraded second edition comes with new coverage of Akka typed, microservices architecture, and more. You’ll learn how to build with Akka actors and why they’re the perfect solution for distributed systems. Driven by practical examples, this book is the perfect guide to creating elastic, resilient, and reactive software with Akka.

about the reader

For readers comfortable with Java and Scala. No prior experience with Akka required.

about the author

Francisco Lopez Sancho-Abraham is a senior consultant at Lightbend. He is currently contributing to Akka and helping clients to use it to reach their goals. He has extensive experience providing solutions and training around Akka and distributed architectures.

Raymond Roestenburg, Rob Bakker, and Rob Williams are the authors of the first edition of Akka in Action.

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This is the definitive book on Actors and Actor System design. Level up your design skills by understanding what Actors can do!

Todd Cook

A great way to get started with Actors and Akka and doesn't require prior experience. It goes even beyond that and covers advanced topics like clustering and sharding.

Nenko Ivanov

The book is fantastic if you're looking to cover the theoretical and practical aspects of Akka.

Gilberto Taccari

An incredible way to have an overview of Akka and to understand all the power it has.

Andres Sacco
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