What is a reactive web application? Kevin will explore the why and how of reactive web application development. We'll explore Play with Scala and explain the aspects that make it reactive. We'll cover techniques for building responsive user interfaces and integrating with Akka for a message-driven core to distribute work to local and remote workers. By the end of this talk you’ll understand how to get started building applications that thrive in a wide variety of real world traffic and failure scenarios, providing value through a consistently positive user experience. No previous experience with Play or Akka is required.
Kevin Webber is a Developer Advocate at Typesafe. He has over fourteen years of development and consulting experience in the Canadian banking and e-commerce industries. He organizes ReactiveTO, a reactive programming meetup group in Toronto, Canada.