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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)

Actor Model in-depth

In this section, we will discuss the Actor Model conceptually, and how the Akka Toolkit implements this programming model to support concurrency programming. We will also discuss another popular concurrency programming model—the Shared-State Concurrency model issues and how the Actor Model solves them.

What is the Actor Model?

The Actor Model is one of the most popular concurrency programming models. Like the OOP Model, it has everything as an object, and it has everything as an Actor.

It defines Actor properties, Actor axioms, and how Actors communicate with each other by sending messages asynchronously and in a non-blocking way.

As we know, writing concurrent applications using the Shared-State...