Akka in Action

Akka in Action

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Akka is a Scala-based toolkit that simplifies developing concurrent distributed applications. Perfect for high-volume applications that need to scale rapidly, Akka is an efficient foundation for event-driven systems that want to scale elastically up and out on demand, both on multi-core processors and across server nodes.

Akka in Action is a comprehensive tutorial on building message-oriented systems using Akka. The book takes a hands-on approach, where each new concept is followed by an example that shows how it works, how to implement the code, and how to test it. Readers will explore a message-oriented event-driven application in Akka and also tackle key issues like how to model immutable messages and domain models, and apply patterns like Event Sourcing, and CQRS. The book concludes with practical advice on how to tune and customize a system built with Akka.


Thorough, hands-on guide to Akka

Filled with examples explaining core concepts

Real-world scenarios

AUDIENCE This book is for developers comfortable with Java and Scala. No prior experience with Akka in needed.


Akka is a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and fault tolerant event-driven applications on the JVM. It enables developers to build powerful applications more easily.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 187 x 235 x 10mm | 505g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1617291013
  • 9781617291012
  • 295,201

About Rob Bakker


Raymond Roestenburg is an experienced software craftsman, polyglot programmer, and software architect. He is an active member of the Scala community, an Akka committer, and contributed to the Akka-Camel module.

Rob Bakker is an experienced developer focused on concurrent back-end systems and system integration. He has used Scala and Akka in production from version 0.7.
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