Chapter 8. Deployment Ready

An application, to be ready to go to production, needs to pass certain gating criteria; the criteria are as follows:

  • Has the application been tested?
  • How is the environment-specific information managed?
  • What is the deployment mode or strategy?

In this chapter, we will cover the testing library approach provided by Akka to test your actor-based applications. We will also see how the Akka extension model can be used to extend the configuration (using application.conf) to add custom parameter values. Lastly, we will touch upon the microkernel-based and embedded mode of application deployment.

Testing your Akka application

Testing of the application is an integral step of the standard Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). With ...

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