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Akka Revealed: A JVM Architect’s Journey From Resilient Actors To Scalable Clusters

With Hugh McKee, Developer Advocate at Lightbend, Inc.

By now, you’ve probably heard of Akka, the JVM toolkit for building scalable, resilient and resource efficient applications in Java or Scala. With over 12 open-source and commercial modules in the toolkit, Akka takes developers from actors on a single JVM, all the way out to network partition healing and clusters of servers distributed across fleets of JVMs. But with such a broad range of features, how can Architects and Developers grok Akka from a high-level perspective?

In this technical webinar by Hugh McKee, O’Reilly author and Developer Advocate at Lightbend, we introduce Akka from A to Z, starting with a tour from the humble actor and finishing all the way at the clustered systems level. Specifically, we will review:

  • How Akka Actors behave, create systems, and manage supervision and routing
  • The way Akka embraces Reactive Streams with Akka Streams and Alpakka
  • How various components of the Akka toolkit provide out-of-the-box solutions for distributed data, distributed persistence, pub-sub, and ES/CQRS
  • How Akka works with microservices, and brings this functionality into Lagom and Play Frameworks
  • Looking at Akka clusters, how Akka is used to build distributed clustered systems incorporate clusters within clusters
  • What’s needed to orchestrate and deploy complete Reactive Systems


WEBINAR REPLAY 

Akka Revealed: A JVM Architect’s Journey From Resilient Actors To Scalable Clusters

With Hugh McKee, Developer Advocate at Lightbend, Inc. and Hugh McKee, Global Solutions Architect at Lightbend, Inc.

By now, you’ve probably heard of Akka, the JVM toolkit for building scalable, resilient and resource efficient applications in Java or Scala. With over 12 open-source and commercial modules in the toolkit, Akka takes developers from actors on a single JVM, all the way out to network partition healing and clusters of servers distributed across fleets of JVMs. But with such a broad range of features, how can Architects and Developers grok Akka from a high-level perspective?

In this technical webinar by Hugh McKee, O’Reilly author and Developer Advocate at Lightbend, we introduce Akka from A to Z, starting with a tour from the humble actor and finishing all the way at the clustered systems level. Specifically, we will review:

  • How Akka Actors behave, create systems, and manage supervision and routing
  • The way Akka embraces Reactive Streams with Akka Streams and Alpakka
  • How various components of the Akka toolkit provide out-of-the-box solutions for distributed data, distributed persistence, pub-sub, and ES/CQRS
  • How Akka works with microservices, and brings this functionality into Lagom and Play Frameworks
  • Looking at Akka clusters, how Akka is used to build distributed clustered systems incorporate clusters within clusters
  • What’s needed to orchestrate and deploy complete Reactive Systems


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About Presenter

Hugh McKee, Developer Advocate at Lightbend, Inc.

Hugh is a solutions architect at Lightbend. He’s had a long career building applications that evolved slowly, that inefficiently utilized their infrastructure, and that were brittle and prone to failure. That all changed when he started building reactive, asynchronous, actor-based systems. This radically new way of building applications rocked his world. As an added benefit, building application systems became way more fun that it had ever been. Now he is focused on helping others to discover the significant advantages and joys of building responsive, resilient, elastic, message-based applications.

About Presenters

Hugh McKee, Developer Advocate at Lightbend, Inc.

Hugh is a solutions architect at Lightbend. He’s had a long career building applications that evolved slowly, that inefficiently utilized their infrastructure, and that were brittle and prone to failure. That all changed when he started building reactive, asynchronous, actor-based systems. This radically new way of building applications rocked his world. As an added benefit, building application systems became way more fun that it had ever been. Now he is focused on helping others to discover the significant advantages and joys of building responsive, resilient, elastic, message-based applications.

Hugh McKee, Global Solutions Architect at Lightbend, Inc.

Hugh is a solutions architect at Lightbend. He’s had a long career building applications that evolved slowly, that inefficiently utilized their infrastructure, and that were brittle and prone to failure. That all changed when he started building reactive, asynchronous, actor-based systems. This radically new way of building applications rocked his world. As an added benefit, building application systems became way more fun that it had ever been. Now he is focused on helping others to discover the significant advantages and joys of building responsive, resilient, elastic, message-based applications.

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