2 DAY COURSE

Lightbend's Fast Track to Akka with Scala

Topics covered at AKKA-01-02
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This two-day course introduces experienced application developers to the reactive Akka toolkit and runtime and the methodologies that enable the creation of real-world actor-based systems in Scala on a single JVM.

This two-day course introduces experienced application developers to the reactive Akka toolkit and runtime and the methodologies that enable the creation of real-world actor-based systems in Scala on a single JVM. This course has extensive hands-on work and successive exercises build upon prior lessons learned to produce a fully functional application that is both event-driven and resilient by the conclusion of the course.

Learn how to:

After having participated in this course you should

  • know how to design scalable and fault-tolerant applications using Akka's actors
  • know how to configure, test and tune Akka applications
  • know best practices for designing asynchronous, event-driven systems using Akka
  • be confident to start using Akka in production systems

About the Expert

Trond Bjerkestrand

Trond is an experienced and Lightbend certified Scala trainer and occasional consultant. He is interested in functional programming, startups and bitcoin and is one of the organisers of the Scala meetup in the french speaking part of Switzerland.

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  • Overview
  • Actor Basics
  • Testing Actors
  • Actor Lifecycle
  • Fault Tolerance
  • Routers and Dispatchers
  • Modifying Actor Behavior
  • Ask Pattern
  • Akka Extensions
  • FSM

Audience

If you are a developer and you wants to learn how to apply the tools and services provided by Akka to build high-performance, fault-tolerant systems that scale, then this Scaling up with Akka and Scala course is for you!

Prerequisites

Code examples and exercises will be written in Scala, so a basic knowledge of Scala as covered in the "Fast Track to Scala" course is required. Students should bring their own laptop with Java 6 or higher installed.

Bring your own hardware

To benefit most from this course, it is best if you bring your own laptop to this Akka with Scala course, so you learn how to develop in Akka within your own environment. You will need JDK 6 or above installed in order to participate in this course.

If you are unable to bring a laptop for the course, please contact the Skills Matter team on +44 20 7183 9040 or email info@skillsmatter.com