• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Akka strives to make building scalable, concurrent applications easier. In this course, you will learn the fundamental philosophy behind Akka, how to create an Actor System, and how to manipulate Actors within that system.

Learning Objectives


  • start the course
  • describe Akka and its advantages
  • describe the main concepts used by Akka
  • download and install Akka
  • create a basic application

Getting Started

  • define actors, their functions, and actor systems
  • describe how actors supervise and monitor others
  • define actor paths, addresses, and how actor references work with actors
  • describe the Java Memory Model and how it works with actors and futures
  • define message delivery reliability
  • configure settings for an actor system in Akka
  • create, send messages between, manipulate, and stop actors

Managing Actors

  • create, send messages between, manipulate, and stop typed actors
  • use supervision strategies to create fault tolerance
  • configure and use different types of dispatchers

Actor Features

  • configure various actor mailbox types
  • create and configure routers to route messages to actors
  • build actors with Finite State Machine behavior
  • create actors with persistent states
  • test an actor system using the Akka testkit
  • create and use Akka futures
  • compose and manage Akka futures
  • create, read, update, and configure agents

Practice: Akka Actors

  • create a basic Akka application that responds to messages and uses the Akka testkit

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Software Development