Preface

Akka Essentials is meant as a guide for architects, solution providers, consultants, engineers, and anyone planning to design and implement a distributed, concurrent application based on Akka. It will refer to easy-to-explain concept examples, as they are likely to be the best teaching aids. It will explain the logic, code, and configurations needed to build a successful, distributed, concurrent application, as well as the reason behind those decisions.

This book covers the core concepts to design and create a distributed, concurrent application, but it is not meant to be a replacement for the official documentation guide for Akka published at Typesafe.

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