Type safe, message driven, distributed – a whirlwind tour of Akka by Johan Andrén

April 29, 2021


In this talk we’ll do a quick intro to the actor model with the typed actor APIs introduced in Akka 2.6 and then peek at many of the things the Akka toolkit provides for writing message driven, type safe and distributed systems using the actor model from Scala (and other JVM languages).

Johan Andrén is a senior developer in the core Akka Team at Lightbend where he has spent the last 5 years working on various aspects of Akka itself and the umbrella of projects closely related to it. Before joining Lightbend he worked as a mentor and consultant with Scala and the JVM as speciality. In his spare time he is one of the organizers of Scala Usergroup Stockholm.

Resources:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/johan-andren-5950442/
https://twitter.com/apnylle
https://doc.akka.io
https://www.slideshare.net/MagnusSedlacek/type-safe-message-driven-distributed-a-whirlwind-tour-of-akka-by-johan-andrn-at-func-prog-sweden

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