Writing a book is never a single person' job. During the course of this journey, I have relied on many people, both directly and indirectly. I would like to thank the Akka community, from whom I have learned, and continue to learn, every day.

I would like to specially thank and David Ross who reviewed and contributed many helpful suggestions and improvements to my drafts.

I am grateful to my editor, Usha Iyer, Unnati Shah, and Joel Goveya at Packt Publishing for their help in this book. I would like to thank all my colleagues at Wipro Technologies specially Hari Burle, Sridhar PV, Aravind Ajad for all their support and encouragement. I have learned so much from each one of you, and for that I am grateful.

Last not the least, I would ...

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