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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

Canceling a scheduled operation of the actor

By now, we know how to schedule the actor, but it is also necessary to cancel the scheduler if it has reached a certain condition. For this, we will have to maintain a state if the scheduler has run enough times to achieve the desired result.

Getting ready

Import the Hello-Akka project in the IDE; the other prerequisites are the same as earlier. 

How to do it…

  1. Create a file, say, CancelOperation.scala, in the com.packt.chapter5 package.
  2. Add the following import to the top of the file:
        import{Cancellable, Props, ActorSystem, Actor}
        import scala.concurrent.duration._
  1. Define an actor, as follows. It will not compile, as it is referencing the Scheduler object:
        class CancelOperation extends Actor {
          var i = 10
          def receive = {
            case "tick" => {
              println(s"Hi, Do you know i do the same task again and 
              i = i - 1
              if (i == 0) Scheduler...