Akka Essentials
By Munish K. Gupta
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: October 2012
Pages: 334

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Developers/Architects need to manage the fine balance between the ever increasing load and ever decreasing response latency. Applications need to be designed for Internet scale, which means you need to be skilled in building large distributed, scalable, and concurrent applications. Whether you are building the next Facebook or working for a Fortune 500 organization, you need to be ready to design scalable, concurrent, and fault-tolerant applications. Akka is a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and fault-tolerant event-driven applications on the JVM.

"Akka Essentials" will show you the current challenges with Java Scalability and concurrency model and how Akka's Actor Model can help you design and build applications that are inherently scalable and fault-tolerant. Whether you are building new applications or want to refactor an existing application, you will learn the right techniques to build and scale up in no time.


This is a step-by-step guide where each chapter will teach you a concept by explaining it with clear and lucid examples- each chapter can be read independently.

Who this book is for

This book is aimed at developers, architects who are building large distributed concurrent and scalable applications using Java/Scala. The book assumes knowledge of Java/JEE concepts but no knowledge of Actor model is assumed.

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Terrible book

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    This book, simply put, is garbage.

    The book is riddled with broken English, technical inaccuracies bordering in ignorance. I simply cannot grasp how a publishing house could release a book without any sort of quality assurance, even basic proof reading.

    Frankly, I am embarrassed for the author, Packet Publishing did him great injustice.

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