Reactive Applications with Akka.NET is a hands-on book that builds on fundamental concepts to teach you how to create reliable and resilient applications in the reactive style.
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About the Technology
Enterprise-scale software needs to be unfailingly reliable, consistently performant under unpredictable loads, and easy to scale and maintain. Reactive applications guarantee these qualities through clear isolation of system components and message-based communication. Akka.NET ports the battle-tested Akka Actors toolkit from the JVM, radically simplifying the concurrency and asynchronous message handling at the heart of a reactive system.
About the Book
Reactive Applications with Akka.NET teaches you to write high-performance, concurrent systems without explicitly managing threads and locking. You'll experience the power of Akka.NET and the Actors concurrency model by exploring a real-world case study in each chapter. As you go further, you'll start to grok the power of asynchronous communication in a distributed environment and take on practical tasks like deploying, debugging, and establishing performance guarantees.
- Reactive application design
- Dealing with application-level failures
- Integrating Akka.NET with other frameworks
- Applying reactive programming to the real world
About the Reader
Readers should be comfortable with C# or F# and the .NET framework.
About the Author
Anthony Brown is a .NET consultant specializing in F# and reactive systems.
Table of Contents
PART 1 THE ROAD TO REACTIVE
Chapter 1. Why reactive?
Chapter 2. Reactive application design
PART 2 DIGGING IN
Chapter 1. Your first Akka.NET application
Chapter 2. State, behavior, and actors
Chapter 3. Configuration, dependency injection, and logging
Chapter 4. Failure handling
Chapter 5. Scaling in reactive systems
Chapter 6. Composing actor systems
PART 3 REAL-LIFE USAGE
Chapter 1. Testing Akka.NET actors
Chapter 2. Integrating Akka.NET
Chapter 3. Storing actor state with Akka.Persistence
Chapter 4. Building clustered applications with Akka.Cluster
Chapter 5. Akka.NET and reactive programming in production