Applied Akka Patterns
A Hands-On Guide to Designing Distributed Applications
By: Michael Nash, Wade Waldron
Publication Date: 2016-12-26
Number of pages: 198
When it comes to big data processing, we can no longer ignore concurrency or try to add it in after the fact. Fortunately, the solution is not a new paradigm of development, but rather an old one. With this hands-on guide, Java and Scala developers will learn how to embrace concurrent and distributed applications with the open source Akka toolkit. You’ll learn how to put the actor model and its associated patterns to immediate and practical use.
Throughout the book, you’ll deal with an analogous workforce problem: how to schedule a group of people across a variety of projects while optimizing their time and skillsets. This example will help you understand how Akka uses actors, streams, and other tools to stitch your application together.Model software that reflects the real world with domain-driven designLearn principles and practices for implementing individual actorsUnlock the real potential of Akka with patterns for combining multiple actorsUnderstand the consistency tradeoffs in a distributed systemUse several Akka methods for isolating and dealing with failuresExplore ways to build systems that support availability and scalabilityTune your Akka application for performance with JVM tools and dispatchers