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Akka Essentials

Akka Essentials

Target Audience
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
Course Number
Expertise Level

Akka strives to make building scalable, concurrent applications easier. In this course, you will learn the fundamental philosophy behind Akka, how to create an Actor System, and how to manipulate Actors within that system.

Target Audience
Java or Scala software developers interested in building highly scalable and performant applications


Expected Duration (hours)

Lesson Objectives

Akka Essentials

  • start the course
  • describe Akka and its advantages
  • describe the main concepts used by Akka
  • download and install Akka
  • create a basic application
  • define actors, their functions, and actor systems
  • describe how actors supervise and monitor others
  • define actor paths, addresses, and how actor references work with actors
  • describe the Java Memory Model and how it works with actors and futures
  • define message delivery reliability
  • configure settings for an actor system in Akka
  • create, send messages between, manipulate, and stop actors
  • create, send messages between, manipulate, and stop typed actors
  • use supervision strategies to create fault tolerance
  • configure and use different types of dispatchers
  • configure various actor mailbox types
  • create and configure routers to route messages to actors
  • build actors with Finite State Machine behavior
  • create actors with persistent states
  • test an actor system using the Akka testkit
  • create and use Akka futures
  • compose and manage Akka futures
  • create, read, update, and configure agents
  • create a basic Akka application that responds to messages and uses the Akka testkit
  • Course Number:

    Expertise Level