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Scala Reactive Programming

By : Rambabu Posa
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Scala Reactive Programming

By: Rambabu Posa

Overview of this book

Reactive programming is a scalable, fast way to build applications, and one that helps us write code that is concise, clear, and readable. It can be used for many purposes such as GUIs, robotics, music, and others, and is central to many concurrent systems. This book will be your guide to getting started with Reactive programming in Scala. You will begin with the fundamental concepts of Reactive programming and gradually move on to working with asynchronous data streams. You will then start building an application using Akka Actors and extend it using the Play framework. You will also learn about reactive stream specifications, event sourcing techniques, and different methods to integrate Akka Streams into the Play Framework. This book will also take you one step forward by showing you the advantages of the Lagom framework while working with reactive microservices. You will also learn to scale applications using multi-node clusters and test, secure, and deploy your microservices to the cloud. By the end of the book, you will have gained the knowledge to build robust and distributed systems with Scala and Akka.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Introduction to TDD

In this section, we will introduce you to a popular and very useful unit testing technique, that is, the TDD approach. Here, we will discuss only TDD theory concepts. From the next section onward, we will write unit tests for all of our Scala Reactive programming applications, one by one.

What is TDD?

Test-Driven Development (TDD) means test first, code next. This means, with the TDD approach, we first write the unit test before writing any code. Then, we execute that unit test; it will definitely fail (RED) because we have not written any code.

Next, we write the code to match that unit test (test case) and execute that test again; this time, it will pass (GREEN). Next, we write one more test case (unit...