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Akka Cookbook

By : Vivek Mishra, Héctor Veiga Ortiz
Book Image

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 5. Scheduling Actors and Other Utilities

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Scheduling an operation at a specified interval
  • Scheduling an actor's operation at a specified interval
  • Canceling a scheduled operation of the actor
  • Creating a circuit breaker to avoid cascading failure
  • How to introduce logging with actors
  • Writing unit test for actors
  • Packaging and deploying the Akka standalone application
  • Packaging and deploying Akka application inside a Docker container
  • Configurating Akka applications