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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)


In this chapter, we introduced one of the modern and open source Reactive Platforms—Lagom Reactive Platform. It contains all the Reactive Technology stacks, such as Lagom Framework, Play, Scala, Akka Toolkit, and more.

We discussed Lagom Framework basics, and its internal components and building blocks to understand this platform well.

Then, we downloaded the Lagom Hello Service from the Lightbend Tech Hub and discussed each and every piece of code in detail. This gave us solid knowledge of Lagom Framework in order to develop our Reactive System.

Finally, we developed our Reactive System, the WF Reactive System, using the Lagom Framework Technology stack: Lagom Framework, Play Framework, Akka Toolkit, Akka Streams API, Lagom Persistence API, Cassandra, Kafka, Zookeeper, SBT, and IntelliJ IDE.

We tested our WF Reactive System very well using the web browser and some...