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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