Akka Essentials with Scala | Rock the JVM
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Akka Essentials with Scala | Rock the JVM

Learn the Akka actor model with Scala and write parallel, concurrent and fault-tolerant systems with Akka supervision
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4.9 (838 ratings)
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Created by Daniel Ciocîrlan
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 13 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • create concurrent applications with actors instead of threads and locks
  • design fault-tolerant systems with supervision
  • configure Akka for various scenarios
  • confidently test actor systems
  • use Akka patterns and best practices
Course content
Expand all 36 lectures 12:46:35
+ Scala and Parallel Programming Recap
4 lectures 01:10:58
Scala Recap
22:28
Advanced Scala Recap
15:34
Scala Multithreading Recap
13:35
Difficulties with the Standard Thread Model
19:21
+ Akka Actors
12 lectures 03:57:22
Actors, Messages and Behaviors (part 2)
24:59
Actors, Messages and Behaviors - Exercises
21:29
How Actors Actually Work
05:20
Changing Actor Behavior
21:35
Changing Actor Behavior (part 2)
09:43
Changing Actor Behavior - Exercises
34:03
Child Actors
32:15
Child Actors - Exercises
30:14
Actor Logging
11:43
Intro to Akka Configuration
24:19
+ Testing Akka Actors
5 lectures 01:58:06
Timed Assertions
21:38
Intercepting Logs
31:13
Synchronous Testing
13:38
+ Fault Tolerance
4 lectures 01:51:02
Starting, Stopping and Watching Actors
29:22
Actor Lifecycle
17:52
Supervision
33:53
(optional) The Backoff Supervisor Pattern
29:55
+ Akka Infrastructure
4 lectures 01:37:08
Schedulers and Timers
24:26
Routers
30:26
Dispatchers
21:25
Mailboxes
20:51
+ Akka Patterns
4 lectures 01:57:45
Stashing Messages
16:31
The Ask Pattern
33:44
(optional) Finite State Machines
35:56
(optional) Finite State Machines (part 2)
31:34
Requirements
  • solid general programming experience
  • a good understanding of multithreading
  • a solid command of the Scala language
Description

In this course, we will learn how to write concurrent and resilient applications using Akka actors. You'll write 2000+ lines of Akka code yourself, with guidance, and you will become a rockstar.

This course is for Scala programmers who need to design complex and scalable concurrent applications.

Why Akka:

  • it speeds up the development of concurrent applications by as much as 10x

  • its demand has exploded

  • it's a highly marketable skill

  • it's incredibly fun - once tasted Akka, you'll never want to get back to threads

I like to get to the point and get things done. This course 

  1. deconstructs all concepts into the critical pieces you need

  2. selects the most important ideas and separates them into what's simple but critical and what's powerful

  3. sequences ideas in a way that "clicks" and makes sense throughout the process of learning

  4. applies everything in live code

The end benefits are still much greater:

  • a completely new mental model around parallel applications

  • significantly more marketable resume

  • more enjoyable work - Akka is fun!

This course is for established programmers with experience with Scala and with functional programming at the level of the Rock the JVM Scala beginners course. I already assume a solid understanding of general programming fundamentals.

This course is NOT for you if

  • you've never written Scala code before

  • you've never worked with threads

The course is comprehensive, but you'll always see me get straight to the point. So make sure you have a good level of focus and commitment to become a badass programmer.

I believe both theory and practice are important. That's why you'll get lectures with code examples, real life code demos and assignments, plus additional resources, instructions, exercises and solutions. At the end of the course, you'll have written thousands of lines of Akka.

I've seen that my students are most successful - and my best students work at Google-class companies - when they're guided, but not being told what to do. I have exercises waiting for you, where I offer my (opinionated) guidance but otherwise freedom to experiment and improve upon your code.

Definitely not least, my students are most successful when they have fun along the way!

So join me in this course and let's rock the JVM!

Who this course is for:
  • Scala developers who need to design complex distributed systems
  • developers looking to get into the field of fast data