Publish/Subscribe using Akka EventBus

Two blog posts by Ben Howell explaining how to use the EventBus to decouple the sender and receiver of messages.

Akka 2.3.2 for Scala 2.11.0 is Released

All Akka 2.3.2 artifacts for Scala 2.11.0 except akka-zeromq has been released.

Paweł Kaczor’s ‘Reactive DDD with Akka’ Series

Paweł has recently started a new series of blog posts describing how to build Domain Driven Design applications using Akka. See the first blog in the series: Reactive DDD with Akka.

We can’t wait to see more of these posts coming soon!

Akka Streams Preview is Available

We are very excited to reveal what we have been working on for the past months: together with our partners we have developed a draft specification for Reactive Streams, and matching that we have created a draft implementation of this upcoming standard. The code is available on github and we have prepared an Activator template to get you started—for now only using Scala, but a Java version will be forthcoming shortly.

See also the official announcement on the Typesafe blog.

Akka 2.3.2 Released

We—the Akka committers—are pleased to be able to announce the availability of Akka 2.3.2. Release notes.

Announcing Play 2.3-M1

Play 2.3-M1 is out. Next to many added features is a new way to handle WebSockets using actors.

See the announcement for details.

Gumtree DevTeam share their view on Event Sourcing

In the post “The end of ORM” Pere Villega presents a practical engineering view on why Event Sourcing is a much better fit for persisting an object’s state than mapping it into a relational database.

Akka 2.3.1 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of Akka 2.3.1, the first maintenance release of the 2.3.x branch.

See the announcement for details.

Happy hakking!

Scala Akka Workshop – Evolving a Robot in an Actor Cluster

Report from Vienna Scala User Group.

Impressive – I didn’t think that we would actually get a solution that was so good, in such a short time! In just three hours our 26 participants implemented a cluster with Akka, and an evolutionary algorithm on top of it.

Reactive Stocks with Vaadin

New Typesafe Activator templateAn example setup how one can create a RIA UI in plain Java to Akka actor system. Project uses some new Java 8 features, inluding lambda optimized API from Akka 2.3, but it can relatively easily be modified for Java 7 as well.