List/Grid Tag Archives: Akka

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Non-blocking I/O – discovering Akka

Here comes the time to follow some good practices when implementing actors. One of the most important rules we should follow is avoiding any blocking input/output operations, polling, ...
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Two actors – discovering Akka

Hope you are having fun so far, but our application has serious performance defect. After measuring response times of the RandomOrgRandom class we developed in the previous part we ...
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Remote actors – discovering Akka

Assume our test application became a huge success and slowly a single server is not capable of handling growing traffic. We are faced with two choices: replacing our server with a better ...
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become/unbecome – discovering Akka

Sometimes our actor needs to react differently based on its internal state. Typically receiving some specific message causes the state transition which, in turns, changes the way subsequent ...
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Request and response – discovering Akka

In the previous part we implemented our first actor and sent message to it. Unfortunately actor was incapable of returning any result of processing this message, which rendered him ...
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Your first message – discovering Akka

Akka is a platform (framework?) inspired by Erlang, promising easier development of scalable, multi-threaded and safe applications. While in most of the popular languages concurrency ...
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JavaOne 2012: Up, Up, and Out: Scaling Software with Akka

After the late-ending Community Keynote, I headed to Hilton Golden Gate 3/4/5 to see Viktor Klang‘s (Typesafe) ‘Up, Up and Out: Akka’ presentation. Klang is the technical ...
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Maven Web Project Kickstarter Codebase with Spring, Hibernate, Akka, Twitter Bootstrap, Apache Tiles and jQuery

I am happy to upload my second project to GitHub to help people get started with Java Web App Development as quickly as possible. I am sharing this code with Apache License 2.0. Here ...
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Akka STM – Playing PingPong with STM Refs and Agents

PingPong is a classic example where 2 players (or threads) access a shared resource – PingPong Table and pass the Ball (state variable) between each other. With any shared resource, ...
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Implementing Master Slave / Grid Computing Pattern in Akka

Master Slave pattern is a prime example of fault tolerance and parallel computation. The idea behind the pattern is to partition the work into identical sub tasks which are then delegated ...
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