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spray: HTTP for your Akka Actors

2nd December 2013 in London at Kings Place

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Spray is an open-source toolkit for building REST/HTTP-based integration layers on top of Akka and the basis for the coming akka-http module. It provides a fast, fully-featured client- and server-side HTTP stack on top of the new Akka IO layer.

In this session I'll be live-coding for most of the time, showing you how easy it is to:

  1. Send an HTTP request and receive HTTP responses on the client-side
  2. Write a low-level HTTP server
  3. Use the high-level routing DSL on the server-side to define a simple REST API behavior.

Additionally I'll talk about what is on the agenda regarding the move into Akka as well as the transition from Netty to the new akka-http as the HTTP "driver" for the Play framework.

If you haven't used spray yourself yet the recording of the recent Typesafe Webinar gives you some good more high-level introduction to spray, which might help in making the most of this session.

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spray: HTTP for your Akka Actors

Mathias Doenitz

Mathias is lead developer of spray.io, Akka committer and passionate Scala-ista. As a long-time and active member of the Java and Scala open source community he is especially excited about everything performance-, scalability- and web-related.