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Lightbend Akka for Java – Expert Course Description

This is a three-day advanced course on building distributed reactive applications using Akka and Java. It is intended for developers who already have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of building applications using Akka and Java on a single JVM and are looking to learn how to scale out to multiple nodes and 3rd party systems. This course has extensive hands-on work and successive exercises build upon prior lessons learned to produce a fully functional application that is both event-driven and resilient by the conclusion of the course.


Lightbend Akka for Java – Expert Course Learning Outcomes;

  • know how to use Akka’s remoting and clustering features
  • understand how to integrate 3rd party systems
  • know how to create a RESTful HTTP layer
  • be confident to start using Akka on large scale.


Lightbend Akka for Java – Expert Training – Suggested Audience

Experienced application developers with prior Akka and Java knowledge wishing to learn how to use the Akka concurrency toolkit in a distributed context. Suggested audience are;

  • Software Developers
  • System Administrators
  • Software testers
  • Search analysts
  • IT Engineer


Lightbend Akka for Java – Expert Level Course Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of and practice of Akka is assumed (see the related Lightbend Akka for Java – Professional course).
  • Code examples and exercises will be written in Java using the Java 8 Lambda API.
  • Students should bring their own laptop with Java 8 installed.


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Course Curriculum

1. Course Overview and introductions
2. Akka Basics Reloaded
3. Remoting
4. Clustering
5. Cluster Aware Routers
6. Cluster Singleton
7. Cluster Sharding
8. Akka Persistence
9. Akka Distributed Data

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