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Fast Track to Akka with Java Course Description

Are you an experienced Java developer that would like to better understand the reactive Akka toolkit? This extensive three-day course is for you! The course’s hands-on work and exercises provide the perfect environment to best learn to utilize Akka with Java!

This three-day course by Pincorps introduces application developers to the reactive Akka toolkit and runtime and the methodologies that enable the creation of real-world actor-based systems in Java on a single JVM. This course has extensive hands-on work and successive exercises build upon prior lessons learned to produce a fully functional application that is both message-driven and resilient by the conclusion of the course.


Fast Track to Akka with Java Course Learning Outcomes;

  • Know how to design scalable and fault-tolerant applications using Akka’s actors.
  • Know how to configure, test and tune Akka applications.
  • Know best practices for designing asynchronous, event-driven systems using Akka.
  • Be confident to start using Akka in production systems.


Fast Track to Akka with Java Training – Suggested Audience

This training is aimed at professionals who want to learn how to apply the tools and services provided by Akka to build high-performance, fault-tolerant systems that scale. Suggested attendees are:

  • Software Developer
  • Java Developer
  • Software Architect
  • IT Consultant


Fast Track to Akka with Java Training – Prerequisites

Code examples and exercises will be written in Java 8 using the lambda API, so a basic knowledge of Java 8 is required.


System Setup Requirements

Participants should bring their own laptop with Java 8 or higher installed.


Fast Track to Akka with Java In-house/Corporate Training

If you have a group of 5-6 participants, apply for in-house training. For commercials please send us an email with group size to

Course Curriculum

1. Overview
2. Actor Basics
3. Testing Actors
4. Actor Lifecycle
5. Fault Tolerance
6. Routers and Dispatchers
7. Modifying Actor Behavior
8. Ask Pattern
9. Akka Extensions
10. FSM

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