Lightbend Akka for Scala – Professional

Want to help your team to get up to speed with the core concepts of Akka and the Actor model, enabling them to build production-ready Akka applications? I have been working intensively with Akka since 2011 and am offering remote and in-house training for teams.


This two-day course introduces experienced application developers to the reactive Akka toolkit and runtime and the methodologies that enable the creation of real-world actor-based systems in Java on a single JVM. This course has extensive hands-on work and successive exercises build upon prior lessons learned to produce a fully functional application that is both message-driven and resilient by the conclusion of the course.


After having participated in this course participants should

  • know how to design scalable and fault-tolerant applications using Akka’s actors
  • know how to configure, test and tune Akka applications
  • know best practices for designing asynchronous, event-driven systems using Akka
  • be confident to start using Akka in production systems


  • Course Overview and introductions
  • Actor Basics
  • Testing Actors
  • Actor Lifecycle
  • Fault Tolerance
  • Routers and Dispatchers
  • Modifying Actor Behavior
  • Ask Pattern
  • Akka Extensions
  • FSM


Scala application developers wishing to learn the Akka concurrency toolkit.


Code examples and exercises will be written in Scala, so a basic knowledge of Scala as provided by the Lightbend Scala Language – Professional course is required. Students should bring their own laptop with Java 8 installed.

Details and format

  • 2 days course
  • Remote or onsite, depending on your needs and location
  • Available for small or large groups (up to 10 participants, or 11-20 participants)

Interested in training?

Please email me at [email protected] with details about your business. We’ll discuss pricing, assess whether this training is a good fit for your team, and book a course date.