Go Reactive: Hands-On with Play, Akka and Scala

A session at React London 2014

Wednesday 9th April, 2014

9:00am to 5:00pm (GMT)

Reactive Applications are the next major evolution of the Internet. They allow for applications to be responsive, scalable and resilient by building on a fully event-driven foundation. Typesafe:s Reactive Platform consisting of the Play Framework, the Akka middleware and the Scala programming language embraces this new programming paradigm which allows developers to write interactive applications that are always available and which adapt to changing load by being distributed by design.

In this tutorial session we will be building a reactive application using Play and Akka. The application will consist of a clustered back-end service and a web front-end querying it using a RESTful API. We will walk through the process of designing such an application and learn how the implementation is structured, including a tour of the tools used for Going Reactive.

About the speakers

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Roland Kuhn

Akka project-lead at Typesafe

Roland Kuhn is leading the Akka project at Typesafe, a co-author of the Reactive Manifesto, co-teaching the Coursera course “Principles of Reactive Programming” and a passionate open-source hakker. He also holds a PhD in particle physics and has worked in the space industry for several years.

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Heiko Seeberger

Director of Education for Typesafe.

Heiko has been a Scala enthusiast ever since he came to know this beautiful language in 2008. He has more than 15 years of professional expertise in consulting and software development on the Java platform, actively contributes to Scala community projects and regularly shares his expertise in articles and talks. He is also the author of the German Scala book "Durchstarten mit Scala". Heiko tweets as @hseeberger and blogs under blog.heikoseeberger.name.

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Time 9:00am5:00pm GMT

Date Wed 9th April 2014


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