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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

About the Reviewer

Steve Fosdal has been working in the software industry for more than a decade. He is currently focused on applying machine learning to real-time systems. His work involves using AWS, Spark, Akka, Kafka and Scala.

While getting his B.S. in physics from UW-Madison, he got interested in computational physics. His time spent working on N-body and quantum vortex simulations lead him to his current career.

He currently works as a big data software engineer at Avvo. Previously, he worked as a solution architect at Slalom and as a lead software engineer at HERE Technologies working on real-time data integration and predictive traffic.

You can find him online at

He has also reviewed the book Mastering RabbitMQ by Packt Publishing.

I would like to thank my wife, Hilary, for her unbounded support for everything that I do.