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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)

Kafka with ZooKeeper

By default, Lagom Framework supports an embedded Kafka server as a message broker in a development environment to exchange information or data between services.

This embedded Kafka server's default port number is 9092. Kafka uses ZooKeeper, which is a distributed coordination service. ZooKeeper server's default port number is 2181.

When we start our Lagom Reactive System or service using the sbt runAll command, it starts both the embedded server's Kafka and Zookeeper. We can find the Lagom's implementation of Kafka and Zookeeper in the lagom-kafka-server_2.11-1.3.10.jar file.

If required, we can configure Kafka externally by updating the build.sbt file. We will explore more about this in our examples: