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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

Packaging and deploying Akka application inside a Docker container

In this recipe, you will learn how to run our Akka application inside a docker container. This is done assuming that most of you are familiar with docker and have a working installation of docker on your Linux machine. Docker is an application container engine. The focus of this recipe is to run the application inside docker.


Getting ready

In the previous recipe, you learned how to package the Akka application into an assembly jar. It is recommended that you go through that recipe, Packaging and deploying the Akka standalone application. We will use this assembly jar while building a docker image.

How to do it…

  1. First of all, ensure that docker is properly installed on your machine. Run the following command to check the version:
      sudo docker version

If the preceding command...