Building Reactive Applications with Akka

  • March 20, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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The demands and expectations for applications have changed dramatically in recent years. Applications today are deployed on a wide range of infrastructure; from mobile devices up to thousands of nodes running in the cloud—all powered by multi-core processors. They need to be rich and collaborative, have a real-time feel with millisecond response time and should never stop running. Additionally, modern applications are a mashup of external services that need to be consumed and composed to provide the features at hand. We are seeing a new type of applications emerging to address these new challenges—these are being called Reactive Applications. In this talk we will introduce you to Akka and discuss how it can help you deliver on the four key traits of Reactive; Event-Driven, Scalable, Resilient and Responsive. We will start with the basics of Akka and work our way towards some of its more advanced modules such as Akka Cluster and Akka Persistence. 

Bio: Jonas Bonér the co-founder and CTO of Typesafe and the inventor Akka. Learn more at: http://jonasboner.com

Agenda:

6:30pm doors open

6:50pm announcements, including hiring (prepare a 1 minute pitch if you are hiring!)

7:00pm talk

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  • Simon W.

    As someone wanting to find out what all the fuss about Scala and Akka is I found it to be an excellent introduction. I haven't written a line of Scala but could follow easily. Thanks for putting this on - I think I'll be back soon.

    March 24, 2014

  • Aaron S.

    Thanks for reminding me Peter.

    We're formerly from StackMob, now at PayPal. We're building services on Spray right now and looking for people who have distributed systems experience and know at least some Scala basics.

    March 24, 2014

  • Joseph T.

    UPSHOT allows you to use plain English to query your enterprise data. We're building a semantic parser for English, in Scala. Join us and learn ML + NLP as a consequence of shipping awesome product. joseph at upshotdata dot com

    March 24, 2014

  • Mike K.

    Great idea Peter! We're BoldRadius Solutions (boldradius.com), formerly Tindr Solutions and we're hiring. We also announced the launch of go.typesafe.com at the meetup.

    March 24, 2014

  • Peter V.

    Would those with job openings please repeat their announcements as comments on the meetup. Thanks.

    March 24, 2014

  • Andrew H.

    Would have liked a deeper dive into: router/dispatcher configurations and topologies; clustering configurations and practices; actor persistence. Talk was apparently geared toward an introductory audience, which is fine, so I look forward to a deeper follow-up at some point.

    March 21, 2014

  • Adam M.

    Excellent talk, would have stayed longer to hear/see more

    March 21, 2014

  • Julie P.

    Great talk with interesting tidbits. I was hoping for a deeper dive since it was fairly introductory

    2 · March 21, 2014

  • David H.

    Thanks so much -- I enjoyed learning more about Akka! Would have loved seeing more code since that helps solidify concepts for me. Jonas and the Akka team have done great things -- I want you to show them off more. :D

    March 20, 2014

  • Art P.

    Thanks for the overview of Akka!

    March 20, 2014

  • Alexy K.

    Folks: please adjust your RSVP very carefully according to your actual ability to attend. We are checking in at the door and intend to use the data to prioritize folks who do attend higher next time we have contention. We'll use a combination of live limiting, first-come first-serve, and a wall of shame for "no shows" to make sure we deliver the best learning opportunity to our members. Indiscriminate RSVP hoarding "just in case" is NOT OK. We got a video crew to record, so the talk will be available online.

    5 · March 17, 2014

    • Simon W.

      +1 for that. You'd think meetup would have this as a feature giving users attendance scores for specific meetup groups and across all ones. I see way too many meetups where 50% don't show up and the organizer is left with tons of food at the end, not to mention they go to the trouble of finding bigger venues sometimes. Also there will be people who didn't come because they thought it was full.

      3 · March 17, 2014

    • Raymond P.

      I underestimated the time it would take to get up there from Mountain View. Updated my RSVP.

      March 20, 2014

  • Raymond P.

    Unfortunately traffic from the South Bay would put me there too late. I updated my RSVP. I hope there will be a recording.

    March 20, 2014

  • kayvan k.

    is there a place in the building I can lock my bicycle?

    March 20, 2014

    • Laura M.

      We'll have some limited bike parking space in our office!

      March 20, 2014

  • Felipe O.

    Another person will use my spot: Anthony Thibault. I hope there's no problem with that.

    March 20, 2014

  • Diwakar

    Something else came up!

    March 20, 2014

  • Deniz I.

    I don't feel well today. :( So changing my rsvp to no.

    March 20, 2014

  • Byron H.

    Apparently I would be a late RSVPer. I thought I cancelled my reservation, so will now RSVP no.

    March 20, 2014

  • Jack "Fuching" C.

    Scala for concurrent systems

    March 19, 2014

  • Shobhit

    Any idea how long will the talk go starting at 7?

    March 19, 2014

  • Eugene F.

    What's the bike parking situation? Street only?

    March 19, 2014

    • Laura M.

      Eugene, we have very limited space for indoor bike parking, but if needed we can store in one of the empty offices.

      March 19, 2014

  • Murali N.

    Anyone carpool to Sunnyvale on return ?

    March 19, 2014

  • Mark G.

    turns out my brother is on jeopardy! on thursday. gonna go root for brendan!!!

    March 19, 2014

  • Suriyanto L.

    Something came up, so can't go. Will there be a live stream?

    March 18, 2014

    • Alexy K.

      no livestream, professional recording will be made available.

      March 18, 2014

  • Raymond P.

    I too would like to know if there will be a recording.

    I'm just getting started on a new set of applications built with Scala Play / Akka, so this is very timely for what I'm doing on a day-to-day basis.

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • Shingo O.

    I'm on the long waiting list. Will recording be available on the web later??

    March 10, 2014

  • Mark G.

    blarg

    February 14, 2014

  • Suresh

    Exciting

    February 13, 2014

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