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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

Running Lagom in production

Moving systems to production is always a hard task to achieve. A production-like system involves many non-functional requirements that we don't normally pay attention to while in the development stage. Lightbend provides a fully managed tool in its commercial product list named ConductR, which makes it easy to deploy and manage Lagom services. Although ConductR is a great tool, it is perfectly possible to run your Lagom services in a standalone mode on any other platform, such as Docker or AWS.

In this recipe, we will talk about the aspects one would need to focus on when deploying Lagom services to production. 


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Getting ready

This recipe lists some of the aspects to keep in mind when moving a Lagom services project from development to production.

How to do it…

For this recipe, we need to perform the following steps:

  1. Service Locator: To begin, we need to use a remote, highly...