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Akka for Java Devs: Bridging the Imagination Divide

With Duncan DeVore, Software Engineer, Lightbend, Inc.

Today's applications are expected to support a multitude of devices, employ hybrid cloud deployments, persist petabytes of data, deliver millisecond response time and have near-perfect reliability. Traditional patterns and practices for enterprise Java application development simply can't support these demands, or are so complicated that entire systems can be brought down by single points of failure.

Developers need new tools to help bridge existing infrastructure with changing models. For many, trying to operate in these distributed environments is simply unimaginable. Which is why Akka, a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and fault tolerant systems, has been a game changer for Java devs. Akka decouples business logic from low-level mechanisms such as threads, locks and non-blocking I/O, and liberates devs from the hariest challenges of managing the state and location of services.

In this webinar with Duncan DeVore, Akka Expert and Trainer at Typesafe, we will walk you through:

  • Why do I need to think “distributed” now?
  • What is Akka and what is it used for
  • How can you leverage Akka as a Java developer


WEBINAR REPLAY 

Akka for Java Devs: Bridging the Imagination Divide

With Duncan DeVore, Software Engineer, Lightbend, Inc. and

Today's applications are expected to support a multitude of devices, employ hybrid cloud deployments, persist petabytes of data, deliver millisecond response time and have near-perfect reliability. Traditional patterns and practices for enterprise Java application development simply can't support these demands, or are so complicated that entire systems can be brought down by single points of failure.

Developers need new tools to help bridge existing infrastructure with changing models. For many, trying to operate in these distributed environments is simply unimaginable. Which is why Akka, a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and fault tolerant systems, has been a game changer for Java devs. Akka decouples business logic from low-level mechanisms such as threads, locks and non-blocking I/O, and liberates devs from the hariest challenges of managing the state and location of services.

In this webinar with Duncan DeVore, Akka Expert and Trainer at Typesafe, we will walk you through:

  • Why do I need to think “distributed” now?
  • What is Akka and what is it used for
  • How can you leverage Akka as a Java developer


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About Presenter

Duncan DeVore, Software Engineer, Lightbend, Inc.

Duncan specializes in the design and implementation of distributed systems using the tenets of the Reactive Manifesto with Scala, Akka and the Lightbend Reactive Platform. He believes in responsible design through functional programming with and abundance of test coverage. He loves to code, present and help others work through the challenges of distributed computing. Duncan is the co-author of "Reactive Application Development.”

About Presenters

Duncan DeVore, Software Engineer, Lightbend, Inc.

Duncan specializes in the design and implementation of distributed systems using the tenets of the Reactive Manifesto with Scala, Akka and the Lightbend Reactive Platform. He believes in responsible design through functional programming with and abundance of test coverage. He loves to code, present and help others work through the challenges of distributed computing. Duncan is the co-author of "Reactive Application Development.”

About Lightbend

Lightbend (Twitter: @Lightbend) provides the leading Reactive application development platform for building distributed systems. Based on a message-driven runtime, these distributed systems, which include microservices and streaming fast data applications, can effortlessly scale on multi-core and cloud architectures. Many of the most admired brands around the globe are transforming their businesses with our platform, engaging billions of users every day through software that is changing the world. For more information on Lightbend, visit: lightbend.com