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Lightbend Akka for Java - Professional

This course will show you how to use Akka Actors to build highly scalable applications with Java.




About This Course

Akka provides a toolkit for building highly concurrent, distributed, and resilient message-driven applications for Java and Scala.

In this course you will learn how to use Akka in Java to create highly concurrent applications that are capable of improved scalability within a single JVM. These applications can have increased resiliency through the use of supervision hierarchies.

This course will provide the foundational knowledge you need to begin exploring other Akka features such as Akka Cluster, Akka Streams, and Akka HTTP.

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Course Syllabus

  • What is Akka
  • Creating an Actor
  • Actor Communication
  • Actor State
  • Scheduling Messages
  • Testing Actors
  • Actor Lifecycle
  • Fault Tolerance
  • Routers and Dispatchers
  • Modifying Actor Behaviour
  • Ask Pattern

General Information

  • This course is only available to Lightbend Subscribers. For more information, see
  • It is self-paced.
  • It can be taken at any time.
  • The materials can be reviewed as many times as you want.
  • Quizzes and exams can only be completed once.

Course Length

  • Approximately 10 hours


  • This course assumes that students are familiar with the Java language. You will need to understand concepts such as classes, objects, functions etc.
  • This course makes use of SBT. However, only a minimal amount of SBT knowledge is required.
  • You will need Lightbend Commercial Credentials to complete the exercises.

Course Staff

Course Staff Ryan Braley

Ryan Braley

Ryan is Streams Practice Lead at Lightbend. He has created production systems from platforms for distributed computing for the Fortune 50 to intracortical brain computer interfaces to control machines with your thoughts.