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Akka for the rest of us

2nd December 2013 in London at Kings Place

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In this talk I aim to convince you that, even if you're not building a distributed system processing millions of transactions per second, Akka is a toolkit which can help build correct, elegant solutions. I'll demonstrate patterns from production apps at the Guardian to illustrate this.

Akka is a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed and fault tolerant event-driven applications, but it can also be very useful for those of us who more commonly build applications that run happily on a single EC2 micro.

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Akka for the rest of us

Phil Wills

Phil is senior software architect at the Guardian. He has worked on just about every part of the Guardian's site and the tools which support it; building features, optimising performance and increasing resilience.

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In this talk I aim to convince you that, even if you're not building a distributed system processing millions of transactions per second, Akka is a toolkit which can help build correct, elegant solutions. I'll demonstrate patterns from production apps at the Guardian to illustrate this.

Akka is a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed and fault tolerant event-driven applications, but it can also be very useful for those of us who more commonly build applications that run happily on a single EC2 micro.

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Akka for the rest of us

Phil Wills

Phil is senior software architect at the Guardian. He has worked on just about every part of the Guardian's site and the tools which support it; building features, optimising performance and increasing resilience.

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