Akka Fundamentals Training Course

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Course Code

akka

Duration

21 hours (usually 3 days including breaks)

Requirements

  • Programming experience in Scala or Java.

Audience

  • Developers, in particular Java developers
  • Architects

Overview

Akka is an open-source toolkit and runtime for building concurrent and distributed applications for Java and Scala.

This instructor-led, live training (onsite or remote) is aimed at developers, especially Java developers. Participants will learn the design principles behind Akka, including the Actor Model and Reactive Manifesto, as they build and deploy an Akka application.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Build and deploy an asynchronous, message-driven application in Akka.
  • Apply the "let it crash" model to build applications that self-heal.
  • Understand Actors, the Actor Lifecycle and how to employ them to create concurrent systems.
  • Build Reactive Architecture that is responsive, elastic, resilient, and message driven.
  • Integrate remoting and clustering features with third party systems.
  • Deploy the Akka toolkit in production systems, scaling it to multiple nodes and third party systems.
  • Manage system behavior and horizontal distribution.
  • Build systems that "react" to environmental changes.

Format of the Course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment.

Course Customization Options

  • This course can be taught in either Java or Scala.
  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.

Course Outline

Introduction

  • Akka and the Reactive Manifesto.

Overview of Akka

Preparing the Development Environment

Installing and Configuring Akka

Overview of the Scala or Java Syntax Needed

Creating a Concurrent Application in Akka

Understanding Actors and the Actor Lifecycle

Messaging between Applications

Akka Dispatchers and Routers

How Akka Ensures Fault Tolerance

Using Akka's Remoting and Clustering Features

Integrating Akka with Third Party Systems

Testing and Debugging the Application

Sharding the Cluster to Scale the Application

Securing the Application

Deploying the Application

Monitoring and Reporting in Akka

Troubleshooting

Summary and Conclusion

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