Akka HTTP with Scala | Rock the JVM
What you'll learn
- Reactive microservices
- REST APIs in minutes
- Server and Client-side HTTP
- JSON integration
- JSON Web Tokens (JWT) authorization
- Seamless interaction with Akka Actors and Akka Streams
- Advanced Scala
- Akka Essentials: how to work with actors
- Akka Streams: components and materialization
- HTTP basics: requests, responses, status codes, how to call an endpoint
In this course, we will learn how to write reactive microservices, backends and REST APIs using the powerful Akka HTTP. You'll write 2000+ lines of Akka code yourself, with guidance, and you will become a rockstar.
This course is for Scala/Akka programmers who need to design large-scale reactive HTTP backends and microservices.
You probably know Akka already:
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 - power in your hands!
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 stream-based microservices
a more marketable resume
more enjoyable work - Akka is fun!
This course is for established programmers with experience with Scala and Akka (including Akka Streams) at the level of the Rock the JVM courses. 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 Akka
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.
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/Akka developers who need to design reactive backends, REST APIs and microservices
I'm a software engineer with a passion for teaching. Big fan of Scala and the JVM.
I have a Master's Degree in Computer Science and I wrote my Bachelor and Master theses on Quantum Computation. Before starting to learn programming, I won medals at international Physics competitions.
For 7+ years, I've taught a variety of Computer Science topics to 30000+ of students at various levels. I've held Hour of Code for 7 year-olds, I've taught university students who now work at Google and Facebook, I've held live trainings for software engineering teams at Adobe and Apple, and I'm now so excited to share what I know with a wider community online.