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Building Reactive Applications with Akka

Henrik Engström , a Typesafe software engineer who worked in Akka team would give us a visit and present Akka in June ! You can't simply miss this great opportunity.


Building Reactive Applications with Akka

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.

The presentation will be given in English.



About the Speaker

Henrik Engström (@h3nk3) has, after graduating with a M.Sc degree in Computer Science in 1998 at the Royal Institute of Technology, been working as a consultant up until his Typesafe employment in 2011. Henrik has not only vast experience from various types of programming but also great domain knowledge within the finance, retail and e-gaming industries. At Typesafe he has previously worked in the Akka and Typesafe Console teams but is currently developing  the Typesafe Activator - a tool that helps developers get started with the Typesafe Reactive Platform.

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  • Eric Djatsa Y.

    Interesting overview of Akka's features. I was a good starting point to discover Akka and what ir can bring into enterprise grade apps.

    June 12, 2014

  • Pascal T.

    the guy was born to speak in front of an audience

    June 11, 2014

  • Sergei D.

    Thanks Henrik and organizers!

    It was a nice talk, although personally I would have preferred a more hands-on introduction, perhaps even with some live coding.

    June 10, 2014

    • Sergei D.

      Thanks Clément, I will definitely have a look at the docs.

      June 11, 2014

    • Clément M.

      You can also enroll in "Principles of Reactive Programming" on Coursera, https://class.coursera...­. Lectures will most likely help you, even if the grading system has most likely been disabled.

      June 11, 2014

  • Clément M.

    For thoses who are interested to learn more about reactive programming, which is not new but is getting more traction lately, some of the talks of the React conf 2014 have been published on Youtube, http://www.youtube.com/user/reactconf. RxJava is also an interesting project and the reactive stream initiative, http://www.reactive-streams.org/, worth the read.

    June 10, 2014

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