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Lightbend Speaks to InfoQ on Their Acquisition of OpsClarity

by Michael Redlich Follow 6 Followers on  Feb 24, 2017

Nine months after acquiring BoldRadius, Lightbend announced their acquisition of OpsClarity, a company specializing in monitoring reactive applications. InfoQ interviewed Mark Brewer, president and CEO at Lightbend and Alan Ngai, co-founder of OpsClarity and now VP of cloud services at Lightbend to learn more about this new partnership.

Data Science Follow 378 Followers

Jay Kreps on Distributed Stream Processing with Apache Kafka and Kafka Streams

by Srini Penchikala Follow 17 Followers on  Oct 16, 2016

Apache Kafka and Kafka Streams frameworks help with developing stream-centric architectures and distributed stream processing applications. Jay Kreps, CEO of Confluent, gave the keynote presentation on stream processing and microservices at Reactive Summit 2016 Conference last week.

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Q&A on Akka.NET 1.1 with Aaron Stannard

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 2 Followers on  Jul 21, 2016

Akka.NET 1.1 was recently released, bringing new features and performance improvements. InfoQ reached out to Aaron Stannard, maintainer of Akka.net, to learn more about Akka.Streams and Akka.Cluster. Stannard also explains how the roadmap is planned with regards to the JVM implementation of Akka.

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Introducing Reactive Streams

by Jan Stenberg Follow 10 Followers on  Sep 30, 2015

Modern software increasingly operates on data in near real-time. There is business value in sub-second responses to changing information and stream processing is one way to help turn data into knowledge as fast as possible, Kevin Webber explains in an introduction to Reactive Streams.

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Play 2.4 Moves to Dependency Injection and Java 8

by Mirko Stocker  Followers on  Jun 01, 2015 2

Typesafe's Play team has released version 2.4 "Damiya" of their web framework. By embracing dependency injection, the refactoring towards better modularization that was started in 2.3 has continued in this release. Play 2.4 requires Java 8 and uses Lambdas and Default Methods in Play's Java-API.

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An Introduction to Actor Model, with Examples in Akka

by Jan Stenberg Follow 10 Followers on  Oct 23, 2014

For developers who have experienced the problems with creating and managing multithreaded applications and are looking for a higher level of abstraction, Arun Manivannan has written a series of, so far, six blog posts explaining the principles of Actor model using an picture-rich visualization and some simple Akka examples.

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Building a Reactive Process Manager Using Actor Model

by Jan Stenberg Follow 10 Followers on  Sep 05, 2014 1

Vaughn Vernon describes a reactive process manager supervising the process of finding the best loan quotes from banks with a focus on the reactive part, using Actor model for the implementation with examples written in Scala using Akka and C# using his recently published Dotsero toolkit.

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Experiences Building a Reactive Event-Driven CQRS Application

by Jan Stenberg Follow 10 Followers on  Aug 01, 2014

CQRS and Event Sourcing provide a clear and concise way to build distributed applications that adhere to the reactive manifesto, Duncan DeVore claimed in a recent presentation sharing his experiences building a distributed application using Akka and Scala.

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.NET Actor Model Implementations Differ in Approach

by Jan Stenberg Follow 10 Followers on  Jul 21, 2014 5

Last week Vaughn Vernon published Dotsero, a .NET actor model toolkit that follows the Akka API and earlier this year a preview of the Orleans framework based on the Actor model was released by Microsoft Research. In a recent twitter discussion Vaughn and Sergey Bykov, lead of the Orleans project at Microsoft Research, discussed the different approaches taken in Orleans and Dotsero.

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Building a Reactive DDD and CQRS Based Application Using Akka

by Jan Stenberg Follow 10 Followers on  Jun 28, 2014

DDD and CQRS are great for building scalable software considering concepts like bounded contexts, transaction boundaries and event based communication and is together with Akka a complete platform for building enterprise applications, Pawel Kaczor starts a three-part series building an reactive application based on these concepts.

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Scalability in a Reactive World

by Jan Stenberg Follow 10 Followers on  Apr 28, 2014

We have to maximize locality of reference and minimize contention to make systems scale, Jonas Bonér, creator of the Akka project, stated in a recent presentation about scalability in reactive systems. By using a share nothing architecture, build on an event-driven foundation and adhering to core principles that have been proven to work for ages we can write really scalable systems.

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Akka Actors vs. Java EJBs from a High-Level Concurrency Perspective

by Jan Stenberg Follow 10 Followers on  Feb 27, 2014 2

There are both commonalities and some differences when comparing architectural principles and coding styles in Akka Actors and Java EE 7 Enterprise JavaBeans, specifically stateless session beans and JMS message-driven beans, Dr Gerald Loeffler concludes in a recent introductory talk when explaining and comparing the three approaches from a high-level concurrency view.

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Reactive Programming as an Emerging Trend

by Dio Synodinos Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 28, 2013 3

Reactive programming (RP) is based on data flows and the propagation of change, with the underlying execution model of a programming language automatically propagating changes through the data flow. With the popularity of event-driven, scalable, and interactive architectures both on the server and the client, the concept of  “reactiveness” is increasingly gaining attention.

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Scala & Akka Creators Launch Typesafe Company for Multicore and Cloud Architectures

by Mirko Stocker  Followers on  May 12, 2011

Scala creator Martin Odersky joined forces with Jonas Bonér, the creater of Akka, and launched Typesafe. With $3 million Series A financing led by Greylock Partners, Typesafe offers commercial support for enterprise development of multicore and cloud architectures.

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Akka Reaches 1.0 Status: Brings the Actor Model to Java and Scala

by Charles Humble Follow 371 Followers on  Feb 16, 2011

Project lead Jonas Bonér has announced today that Akka has reached its 1.0 milestone. InfoQ spoke to Bonér to find out more about the project.

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