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Understanding Akka Streams, Back Pressure and Asynchronous Architectures

With Konrad Malawski, Akka Tech Lead

The term 'streams' has been getting pretty overloaded recently–it's hard to know where to best use different technologies with streams in the name. In this talk by noted hAkker Konrad Malawski, we'll disambiguate what streams are and what they aren't, taking a deeper look into Akka Streams (the implementation) and Reactive Streams (the standard).

You'll be introduced to a number of real life scenarios where applying back-pressure helps to keep your systems fast and healthy at the same time. While the focus is mainly on the Akka Streams implementation, the general principles apply to any kind of asynchronous, message-driven architectures.



WEBINAR REPLAY | Reactive, fast-data, akka

Understanding Akka Streams, Back Pressure and Asynchronous Architectures

With Konrad Malawski, Akka Tech Lead and

The term 'streams' has been getting pretty overloaded recently–it's hard to know where to best use different technologies with streams in the name. In this talk by noted hAkker Konrad Malawski, we'll disambiguate what streams are and what they aren't, taking a deeper look into Akka Streams (the implementation) and Reactive Streams (the standard).

You'll be introduced to a number of real life scenarios where applying back-pressure helps to keep your systems fast and healthy at the same time. While the focus is mainly on the Akka Streams implementation, the general principles apply to any kind of asynchronous, message-driven architectures.



About Presenter

Konrad Malawski, Akka Tech Lead

Konrad Malawski is a late-night passionate dev living by the motto, "Life is Study!", hakking on the Akka toolkit at Lightbend. While working on Akka Streams he also implemented the Reactive Streams specifications Technology Compatibility Kit. Over the last years he's been presenting at conferences such as: GeeCON, JavaOne SF, JFokus or Devoxx and more. He also founded and still leads multiple user groups in Kraków and London. In those rare times he's not coding, he spreads the joy of computer science, through helping local user groups and white paper reading clubs.

About Presenters

Konrad Malawski, Akka Tech Lead

Konrad Malawski is a late-night passionate dev living by the motto, "Life is Study!", hakking on the Akka toolkit at Lightbend. While working on Akka Streams he also implemented the Reactive Streams specifications Technology Compatibility Kit. Over the last years he's been presenting at conferences such as: GeeCON, JavaOne SF, JFokus or Devoxx and more. He also founded and still leads multiple user groups in Kraków and London. In those rare times he's not coding, he spreads the joy of computer science, through helping local user groups and white paper reading clubs.

About Lightbend

Lightbend (Twitter: @Lightbend) is dedicated to helping developers build Reactive applications on the JVM. With the Lightbend Reactive Platform, developers can create message-driven applications that scale on multicore and cloud computing architectures by using projects like Lagom, Play Framework, Akka, Scala, Java, and Apache Spark. To help our customers succeed, Lightbend partners with technology pioneers such as Databricks, IBM, and Mesosphere.