Concurrent Application Development using Akka with Scala
Meetu Maltiar, Vikas Hazrati
The Akka framework has brought Actors to the Java virtual machine. Actors way of doing parallelism is way simpler than multi-threaded applications. Scala is a modern programming language for the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) that combines the best features of object-oriented and functional programming languages. Using Scala one can write concise programs with the power of concurrency. Since Scala runs on the JVM, it can access any Java library and is interoperable with Java frameworks. This book is a practical guide to use Akka along with power of Scala to design business solutions for scalability, fault tolerant concurrent systems. It introduces the topics of concurrency, Scala and Akka which are then blended together to provide a solution on steroids for modern day web scale applications.