How to build stateful, cloud-native services with Akka and Kubernetes
Posted on May 10, 2020, Level intermediate Resource Length long
In this white paper by Jonas Bonér, CTO and co-founder of Lightbend, Inc you will learn few tips for running your stateful services as if they are stateless. The next frontier of competitive advantage is the speed with which you can extract value from data.
Tags akka programming scala containers
10000 nodes and beyond with Akka Cluster and Rapid
Posted on May 7, 2020, Level advanced Resource Length long
At the foundation of clustered systems are so-called membership protocols. The job of a membership protocol is to keep clustered applications up-to-date with the list of nodes that are part of the cluster, allowing all the individual nodes to act as one system. By Manuel Bernhardt.
Tour of Akka Typed: Message Adapters, Ask Pattern and Actor Discovery
Posted on September 17, 2019, Level advanced Resource Length medium
An article in series by Manuel Bernhardt in which he explores the basics of the Akka Typed API, why it was created and what are its benefits in comparison to the classic Actor API, how to build typed actor systems via protocols and behaviors and how to create typed actors.
Posted on August 25, 2019, Level beginner Resource Length short
Short explanation focusing on gRPC and it's implementation in Akka (Scala). gRPC is a transport mechanism for request / response and (non-persistent) streaming use cases. Akka gRPC is Open Source and available under the Apache 2 License.
Lessons learned while writing a Haskell application
Posted on June 24, 2019, Level intermediate Resource Length long
Gabriel Volpe in this article writes about his experience with Haskell. He introduced Haskell at his last job and wanted to put into practice all the stuff he learned: take the good, leave the bad.
Using JaCoCo as code coverage tool for Scala
Posted on May 29, 2019, Level intermediate Resource Length short
Straight to the point guide by Miles Buckley focusing on open source coverage tool for Java.
Tags akka scala java programming
Build a Hello World API with Scala and Akka HTTP
Posted on August 29, 2018, Level intermediate Resource Length short
Miguel Lopez short and sweet tutorial about building a Hello World web application with Akka. Akka is a popular actor-based toolkit for building concurrent and distributed applications in the JVM. These applications mostly use Scala or Java.
Scalaz 8 IO vs Akka (typed) actors vs Monix
Posted on July 24, 2018, Level advanced Resource Length long
There's a couple of hot development areas in the Scala ecosystem, and the competition between the various side-effect wrappers is one of the most interesting. Adam Warski article comparing various options and trying to find the answer to the question: Can you really replace an Actor with an IO or Task?
Akka Streams for mission critical systems
Posted on July 22, 2017, Level beginner Resource Length short
@AshNuq from Lightbend posted about usage of akka streams in mission critical systems by large online payment industry leaders including PayPal, Credit Karma and Flipkart.