Building Reactive Applications with Scala, Akka & Akka-Http

Learn how to build next-generation, event-driven, highly-scalable and fault-tolerant applications with Akka and Akka HTTP using the Scala programming language. Co-created by Raymond Roestenburg, author of the book Akka in Action, this immersive, hands-on training gives you the skills and knowledge to write high-performing, asynchronous and non-blocking web applications that reflect the characteristics of modern reactive systems. Over the course of two-days, you'll build a sample application, step-by-step, then expose the Actor-based application to the web using Akka HTTP. You'll learn the most important Scala features used in these frameworks, best practices, and advanced possibilities, with a strong emphasis on testing.

Q: Is Building Reactive Applications with Scala, Akka & Akka HTTP training right for me?

  • Yes - if you are a mid-level/senior developer or hands-on architect
  • Yes - if you want to learn how to build web-based reactive applications using Akka and Akka HTTP

Q: What will I achieve by completing this training? 

You will learn:

  • The architectural foundation used to build reactive systems 
  • The principles of Actor-based concurrency
  • The core building blocks Akka and Akka HTTP offer
  • The most important advanced Scala features used in Akka and Akka HTTP

You will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Using the core features Akka offers:
    • Actor Basics
    • Testing Actors
    • Resilience
    • Configuration
    • Extensions
    • Scheduling
    • Event Stream
    • Logging
    • State Machines
  • Writing REST APIs and web frontends with Akka HTTP by mastering:

     º Akka HTTP Routing DSL

     º Testing Routes

     º Directives

     º Marshalling/Unmarshalling

     º Integration with Akka

  • Applying the advanced Scala features applied in Akka and Akka HTTP:

      º Partial Functions

     º Implicit Conversions

     º Futures and Promises

You will develop the skills to:

  • Confidently write production applications with Akka and Akka HTTP
  • Test Actor-based code
  • Design asynchronous, non-blocking and event-driven systems and which best practices to apply
  • Expose Actor-based applications to the web using Akka HTTP

Q: What else should I know?

  • Basic knowledge of Scala is required



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