Akka

Akka Dispatcher- All that you need to know

Reading Time: 4 minutes Pre-requisite knowledge: Basics of Akka and Actor System. Fun fact: Did you know that ActorSystem has a heart? Well yes, the ActorSystem is considered to have a heart and it is the “Dispatchers”. We will see how, in this blog. In the real world, dispatchers are the communication coordinators responsible for receiving and passing messages. For example, in emergency services like 911, the dispatchers are Continue Reading

Getting Started with Akka Remoting

Reading Time: 2 minutes When we start with Akka we generally start with one actor system on our local machine but when we talk about the business application we can have multiple parts of an application and those part can run on different machine or node. Akka Remoting is a communication module to connect the actor system in peer to peer fashion. It also serves as the foundation for Continue Reading

Lagom Persistence API with Couchbase

Reading Time: 4 minutes In this blog, I will talk about using Couchbase with Lagom’s Persistent Entity API. And then we will see how we can query for fetching the data. We already know that Lagom handles data persistence with ‘Persistent Entity’ which holds the state of individual entities. And to interact with them one must know the identifier of the entity. So Lagom provides the support to build Continue Reading

Scheduling Jobs with Akka Scheduler

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hey folks, in this blog I am going to explain how can you schedule jobs that you want to repeat over a certain period of time with the help of Akka Scheduler. Suppose you have a use-case in which you want some cleaning background process to run a cleanup-repository method to delete records after a fixed interval of time, then look nowhere else because Akka scheduler Continue Reading

Still with Spring? 9 reasons to Akka

Reading Time: 3 minutes As a niche consulting and development organization we end up in a lot of enterprises who would like to modernize, would like to build web-scale products but they are not ready to look beyond Spring. It is a strongly debated topic and there are reasons for still going the Spring way but the reasons are less and less as we go ahead. For starters, this Continue Reading

Welcome, Akka Typed !!

Reading Time: 3 minutes While I was attending ScalaDays Berlin 2018, I experienced many great ideas but the one which intrigued me the most was “Farewell Any => Unit, welcome Akka Typed!” by Heiko Seeberger where he explained about Akka Typed APIs. In this blog I am going to explain what I learned until now about Akka Typed, therefore, I named this blog “Welcome, Akka Typed !!”, so let’s Continue Reading

Introduction To Lagom Framework

Migrating to Lagom 1.4.x?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hi, In this blog we will discuss some of the challenges we faced while migrating lagom version from 1.3.x to 1.4.x that can be helpful if you are thinking to migrate your lagom version. But firstly we will see the versions we should have for Scala, Play and Akka. Play and Akka Versions While migrating Play and Akka version too needs to upgrade. With Lagom Continue Reading

Code Combat II : The Code Battle For The Vanguard Continues…

Reading Time: 4 minutes “If you can dream it, you can do it. ”  -Walt Disney For some coding is a job. For some, it is an exercise. But for us folks here at Knoldus, it’s a Passion. So in order to bring a twist in the daily work schedule, Knoldus held an overnight Hackathon competition within the organization on 18th May 2018 which presented an opportunity for every Knolder(employees Continue Reading

Stream a file to AWS S3 using Akka Streams (via Alpakka) in Play Framework

Reading Time: 5 minutes In this blog post we’ll see how a file can be streamed from a client (eg: browser) to Amazon S3 (AWS S3) using Alpakka’s AWS S3 connector. Aplakka provides various Akka Stream connectors, integration patterns and data transformations for integration use cases. The example in this blog post uses Play Framework to provide a user interface to submit a file from a web page directly to Continue Reading

Streaming data from PostgreSQL using Akka Streams and Slick in Play Framework

Reading Time: 4 minutes In this blog post I’ll try to explain the process wherein you can stream data directly from PostgreSQL database using Scala Slick (which is Scala’s database access/query library) and Akka Streams (which is an implementation of Reactive Streams specification on top of Akka toolkit) in Play Framework. The process is going to be pretty straightforward in terms of implementation where data is read from one Continue Reading

Knolx: Guaranteed No Stress Baby Steps Using Akka Streams Part-II

Reading Time: < 1 minute Hello everyone, Knoldus organized a session on 25th November 2017. The topic was “Guaranteed No Stress Baby Steps Using Akka Streams Part-II”. Many people attended and enjoyed the session. In this blog post, I am going to share the slides & video of the session. Slides:

Knolx: Guaranteed No Stress Baby Steps Using Akka Streams Part-I

Reading Time: < 1 minute Hello everyone, Knoldus organized a session on 28th October 2017. The topic was “Guaranteed No Stress Baby Steps Using Akka Streams Part-I”. Many people attended and enjoyed the session. In this blog post, I am going to share the slides & video of the session. Slides:

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