Great Lakes Software Symposium

November 8 - 10, 2013

I have seen the top Akka mountain, and it is good.

Sunday - Nov 10 2:15 PM - Stanford

Daniel Hinojosa

Daniel Hinojosa

Independent Consultant/Developer

Presentation on Akka. A set various tools to write concurrent, fault-tolerant applications using immutable data, asyncronous message passing using local and remote actors, software transactional memory, and supervised systems.

Akka is a middleware, but it is not your 1990s middleware. Akka is a set of various tools to write concurrent, fault-tolerant applications using immutable data, asyncronous message passing using local and remote actors, software transactional memory, and supervised systems. Akka is also part of the Typesafe stack, a stack that include the Play web framework and the Scala programming language. This Akka presentation will cover both Scala and Java style usage of Akka and give the audience a 30k view of how it comes together. While this presentation is not interactive, all demos will be available on github for those that want to “play” along with their laptops.

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About Daniel Hinojosa

Daniel is a programmer, consultant, instructor, speaker, and recent author. With over 20 years of experience, he does work for private, educational, and government institutions. He is also currently a speaker for No Fluff Just Stuff tour. Daniel loves JVM languages like Java, Groovy, and Scala; but also dabbles with non JVM languages like Haskell, Ruby, Python, LISP, C, C++. He is an avid Pomodoro Technique Practitioner and makes every attempt to learn a new programming language every year. For downtime, he enjoys reading, swimming, Legos, football, and barbecuing.