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.
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
deconstructs all concepts into the critical pieces you need
selects the most important ideas and separates them into what's simple but critical and what's powerful
sequences ideas in a way that "clicks" and makes sense throughout the process of learning
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
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!