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Akka Cookbook

By : Vivek Mishra, Héctor Veiga Ortiz
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Akka Cookbook

By: Vivek Mishra, Héctor Veiga Ortiz

Overview of this book

Akka is an open source toolkit that simplifies the construction of distributed and concurrent applications on the JVM. This book will teach you how to develop reactive applications in Scala using the Akka framework. This book will show you how to build concurrent, scalable, and reactive applications in Akka. You will see how to create high performance applications, extend applications, build microservices with Lagom, and more. We will explore Akka's actor model and show you how to incorporate concurrency into your applications. The book puts a special emphasis on performance improvement and how to make an application available for users. We also make a special mention of message routing and construction. By the end of this book, you will be able to create a high-performing Scala application using the Akka framework.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Chapter 1. Diving into Akka

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Creating an Akka Scala SBT project from scratch
  • Creating and understanding ActorSystem
  • Defining the actor's behavior and state
  • Sending messages to actors
  • Asking for a result from an actor
  • Communication between actors
  • Creating a custom mailbox for an actor
  • Prioritizing messages that an actor receives
  • Creating a control-aware mailbox for an actor
  • Become/unbecome behavior of an actor
  • Stopping an actor