by Dean Wampler
Akka (akkasource.org) is a Scala and Java framework for building highly scalable, fault-tolerant applications. Akka is inspired by Erlang's OTP framework. It uses *Actors* as the primary concurrency mechanism, with support for fault tolerance through transactional actors ("transactors"), actor supervision and error recovery, distributed processing, and transactional state management using Clojure-style persistent data structures, with or without "durable" persistence from NoSQL data stores like MongoDB, Redis, and Cassandra.
Akka also provides convenient integration APIs to 3rd-party libraries for web applications, REST, messaging queues, security, Spring and Guice dependency injection, etc.
Using a live example, this session demonstrates the capabilities of Akka and the productivity you can enjoy while using it.
14th–15th October 2010