October 17, 2013 · 5:30 PM
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Meeting Topic: Introduction to Akka
Lenko Donchev is our speaker this month. He'll provide an introduction to Akka, the concurrency framework for Scala.
Summary: An introduction to the Akka toolkit (Rock Solid Akka).In this talk we will go over a brief overview of Akka's Features for Scalability, Concurrency and fault-tolerance. Building software that is as stable and solid as a mountain could be easy with Akka. We are going to draw a parallel between the rock-solid features of Akka and the Mountains. We are going to see mountain pictures from my vacation in Europe (Rila mountain). We will explore an example of using Akka and Scala to build a simple distributed search engine (Get the code at: https://github.com/lenko-d/distributed_search_engine)
Bio: Lenko Donchev is a developer working for a financial services company. Prior to joining the financial services industry he was building games at several gaming companies. Lenko has been writing software related to multiple nodes communicating with each other in one form or another since 2003. He has worked on some challenging projects:-fault-tolerant trading platform (for machines gone wild shopping)-Betting Advisor (using neural networks and genetic algorithms to predict the winners at horse races could be a fun way to lose money) -Distributed Poker Game Server (Akka is a very good match for such a project)
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