Who is this book for?
This book was written to act as a tour guide for newcomers to Akka. I'm assuming that you have perhaps heard of Akka, maybe read an article or blog post or two about it, but you don't really have your bearings with it. My goal is that, by the time you've finished reading this, you're able to navigate your way around Akka without feeling like you've plunged in at the deep end.
I'm writing this book focusing solely on Akka's Scala API. If you are coming from a background in an object-oriented language such as Java, C#, or Ruby, you should be able to work through a couple of short tutorials on Scala and gain enough understanding to follow along. None of the features I'll be describing require understanding of the deeper ...