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Networks and Types — the Future of Akka by Konrad Malawski

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Explore Akka's new Typed Actor APIs!

Senior Software Engineer, Konrad Malawski dove deeper into the world of Akka at Scala Days, New York 2018 giving us all the knowledge on the over-the-network Akka Streams and more.


Networks and Types — the Future of Akka 

In this talk we'll explore Akka's new Typed Actor APIs as well as the over-the-network Akka Streams and how they are able to marry Types with Networks. Akka does so while remaining true to its Erlang-inspired way of building ""let it crash"" style Reactive Systems, that can react and self heal from failures. As this idea is now becoming more mainstream than ever, we'll deep dive into these concepts, investigate the trade-offs, failure scenarios and healing mechanisms and how Akka helps to deal with the inherent complexities of such cloud-native systems.


About Konrad Malawski

Konrad is a late-night hakker working on the Akka toolkit at Lightbend. He has contributed to most modules, and also participated in the Reactive Streams initiative, where he worked on the TCK. He founded and leads multiple user groups including the GeeCON conference, and frequently shares his findings in talks and workshops internationally. His interests range from high performance to distributed systems. He also was recently named Java Champion, as acknowledgement of his community building.

This talk was given by Konrad Malawski at Scala Days New York 2018.