Akka HTTP with Scala | Rock the JVM
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Akka HTTP with Scala | Rock the JVM

A must-have for Scala and Akka developers: write reactive microservices and REST APIs with Akka HTTP and Scala
4.8 (233 ratings)
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1,917 students enrolled
Created by Daniel Ciocîrlan
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 10 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Reactive microservices
  • REST APIs in minutes
  • Server and Client-side HTTP
  • JSON integration
  • Websockets
  • 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 

  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 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
Course content
Expand all 28 lectures 10:11:43
+ Akka HTTP Low-Level Server API
6 lectures 02:25:33
The Low-Level Server API
The Low-Level Server API, Part 2
Marshalling JSON
Marshalling JSON, Part 2
Handling Query Parameters

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Setting up HTTPS
+ Akka HTTP High-Level Server API
13 lectures 05:26:11
High-Level Server API Intro
Directives Breakdown
Directives Breakdown, Part 2
A High-Level Server Example
A High-Level Exercise
Marshalling JSON
Marshalling JSON, Part 2
Handling Rejections
Handling Exceptions
Routing TestKit
Uploading Files
JSON Web Token (JWT) Authorization
+ Akka HTTP Client API
3 lectures 01:03:48
The Connection-Level API
The Host-Level API
The Request-Level API