September 2013 TCE : Scalable Java applications with Akka and Scala

Scaleability Intro: why do we need new tools for scalability?     

• CPU clock speed is not becoming faster anymore, but we have more cores    

• We learned how to build efficient sequential programs, how to parallelize?     

• Scala based solutions out of the box for parallel processing

"AKKA actors
 written in Scala, but give VIP service to Java, too!" 
45 min by: Lior Perry "Tikal" 

• Your code is guaranteed to run in single thread 

• The whole system will run in zillion (soft) threads

"Scala in all its glory"

45 min by: Nimrod Argov "Tikal"

immutable collections and functional programming: scalability from day one.   

• Forget the copy-on-write dinosaurs     

• How do you modify things in immutable collections - with benchmarks    

• Oz - style dataflow concurrency by Akka: how to be deterministic and composable in the asynchronous world?

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