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Akka Streams: Streaming Data Transformation à la Carte

Posted by Viktor Klang  on  Sep 27, 2015

Viktor Klang explores fast data streaming using Akka Streams - how to design robust transformation pipelines with built-in flow control able to take advantage of multicore and go over networks.


Distributed Eventually Consistent Computations

Posted by Christopher Meiklejohn  on  Aug 15, 2015

Christopher Meiklejohn looks at applying two techniques together, deterministic data flow programming and conflict-free replicated data types, to create highly available and fault-tolerant systems.


Beating the Traffic Jam Using Embedded Devices, OPC-UA, Akka and NoSQL

Posted by Kristoffer Dyrkorn  on  May 10, 2015

Kristoffer Dyrkorn presents the experiences gained by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration in building a new infrastructure for road traffic measurements.


Comparing Elasticity of Reactive Frameworks

Posted by James Ward  on  Feb 16, 2015 3

Elasticity is a key component in reactive systems and James Ward navigates the different characteristics of different implementations of this concept: Akka, Scala, RxJava, and more.


Dr. Streamlove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Flow

Posted by Viktor Klang  on  Feb 12, 2015

Viktor Klang shows the purpose and power of streaming concurrent data processing with safe bounds using back pressure, discussing Akka streams and dynamic runtime as well as compile time optimizations


Reactive APIs in Spray, Akka and Scala

Posted by Jan Machacek  on  Nov 23, 2014

Jan Machacek demos creating and using reactive APIs in Scala with Spray and Akka.


Reactive Streams: Handling Data-Flows the Reactive Way

Posted by Roland Kuhn  on  Aug 28, 2014

Roland Kuhn introduces the guiding principles behind Reactive Streams’ design and along with examples using its actor-based implementation in Akka.


Akka for Concurrency Works

Posted by Duncan DeVore  on  Aug 24, 2014

Duncan DeVore reviews the challenges of concurrent programming on the JVM and explores Akka, a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed applications on the JVM.


Effective Actors

Posted by Jamie Allen  on  May 08, 2014 1

Jamie Allen reviews some of the actor patterns as implemented in Akka and Scala.


Real World Akka Recipes

Posted by Jamie Allen  on  May 01, 2014 4

Jamie Allen describes three patterns using Akka actors: handling a lack of guaranteed delivery, distributing tasks to worker actors and implementing distributed workers in an Akka cluster.


Scaling out with Akka Actors

Posted by Joshua Suereth  on  Oct 31, 2013 4

Joshua Suereth designs a scalable distributed search service with Akka and Scala using actors, and covering practical aspects of how to scale out with Akka’s clustering API.


Introduction to Actors Systems

Posted by Josh Suereth  on  May 31, 2013

Josh Suereth designs a distributed search service with Akka using Actors, covering: message passing, designing topologies, handling failure, service overload detection and tracking user sessions.

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