Go Reactive with Akka

Developing Microservices Using Actors and Domain-Driven Design

Intensive, 2-Day, Hands-On Akka Workshop by Vaughn Vernon

This intensive, two-day, hands-on workshop first builds your foundation with a background in reactive programming, the Actor model, and Akka. The class then expands your understanding with advanced application and system design approaches, such as how to use Domain-Driven Design to build Microservices. The workshop doesn’t stop there, but takes you much deeper into more advanced topics of Web applications with Akka, using Akka persistence, and how to leverage Akka Remoting, and Akka Cluster. This is a hands-on workshop. Students are strongly encouraged to engage in workshop exercises and write Akka-based source code that includes implementing multiple interacting Microservices.

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Day 1: Building Business Applications and Services with the Actor Model and Akka

The first day of the workshop builds your foundation with actors using Akka. You will learn all the basics about Actor model, the Akka API, using actor hierarchies, resilient systems, and how Akka helps with performance and scalability. Building on the foundation, the workshop next features vital application and system design patterns that will help you get the job done in the best way for your business. Featured are routing, modifying behavior, and the use of Domain-Driven Design and Microservices to build advanced systems and applications.

  • What Is Reactive Programming?
  • How Does the Actor Model Work?
  • Akka Basics and API
  • Preparing Your Actor for Its Next Message
  • How Akka Actors Work Together
  • Dividing Up Work with Actors
  • Testing Actors
  • Developing Resilient Systems
  • Performance and Scalability with Actors
  • Modeling Your Business with Domain-Driven Design and Actors
  • Using Akka to Build Microservices
  • Ready to implement Microservices with Domain-Driven Design on Day 2

Day 2: Advanced Akka Development

The second day of the workshop expands on the topics of business applications and scalability using actors. You will actually implement interacting Microservices based on Domain-Driven Design. You will learn how to use Akka with the Play Framework, how Akka Persistence with Event Sourcing and Akka Persistence Query enables you to implement with CQRS. You will also learn about the Eventuate toolkit for Akka. The workshop then helps you with scaling Akka using Akka Remoting and Akka Cluster.

  • As a framework, will implement multiple interacting Microservices
  • Akka in a Web application with Play Framework
  • Akka Persistence and Akka Persistence Query
  • Using Eventuate (by Red Bull Media House)
  • Akka Remoting
  • Akka Cluster



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