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Learn distributed computing with Akka using simple hands-on examples

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Akka is a toolkit that simplifies the process of building concurrent, distributed, and fault-tolerant applications and systems without compromising performance. Written in Scala, Akka uses a module system for implementation and an approach to concurrency based on the actor model.

This easy-to-follow course provides a great introduction to the basics of Akka and distributed computing. You will learn these fundamentals by working with hands-on examples so you can put the concepts into action and see how they work. By the end of this course, you will have experience working with: actors, futures, routing, scheduling, and more.

If you are an Akka newbie looking to get a great foundation in Akka and distributed computing, you've come to the right place!

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This course was created independently by Scott Cosentino and is distributed by Manning through our exclusive liveVideo platform.


Basic understanding of Scala

what you will learn

  • Akka with Scala
  • How to setup actors and actor systems
  • Futures
  • Creating child actors
  • OneForAll fault tolerance
  • AllForOne fault tolerance
  • Message routing
  • Scheduling

about the instructor

Scott Cosentino is a developer and teacher who works primarily in software development and computer security. He is passionate about teaching and has inspired students in large classes, one-on-one, and online video courses. He believes mathematics and computer science can be approachable and fun, and tailors his courses to be easy to comprehend, with exploration of the what, why, and how of every topic. Because computer science and programming topics are not spectator sports, he provides many examples and practice problems for students to learn and practice.

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