Past Meetup

Composable Futures With Akka 2.0

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Date Changed to April (Thanks Mike)

6:00 - 7:00 Networking and Light Dinner (Thanks Google)

7:00 - 7:15 Announcements

7:15 - 8:30 Talk

8:30 - 8:45 Q&A

Writing concurrent programs that can run in multiple threads and on multiple cores is crucial but daunting. Futures provides a convenient abstraction for many problem domains. The new book "Composable Futures with Akka 2.0" discusses Akka futures and the parts of java.util.concurrent that underlie the Akka futures implementation. Unlike Java's futures, Akka futures support transformations and sophisticated callbacks. The presentation will be based on selected material from the book. Code examples in Java and Scala will be shown. For more information on the book, and a table of contents, please visit

Mike Slinn is a principal at Micronautics Research Corporation, a contract software development firm. Mike is a hands-on architect who enjoys programming and mentoring. He is often engaged to turn around projects and can provide interim technical leadership for companies in transition.
Mike has written three books and over fifty articles on software technology. He has been recognized as a software expert in US federal court. Mike has consulted on many legal cases, has performed project failure analysis, and has researched and testified in cases involving intellectual property issues such as patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation.