We're really happy to announce that Mathias Doenitz, the author of spray and the upcoming Akka HTTP, will join us for this meetup!
This talk is also interesting for Java developers! Mathias will talk mostly about Reactive Streams in general and while Akka HTTP is written in Scala, it's going to have a dedicated Java API as well.
06:30 pm - Free Pizza and Drinks! – sponsored by Catalysts and openForce.
07:00 pm - Talk by Mathias Doenitz
Reactive Streams & Akka HTTP
If you want to provide or consume HTTP-based APIs with Scala (or Java) then this talk is for you: Akka HTTP takes reactive high-performance web interactions to the next level. Fully asynchronous and non-blocking, a type-safe and very powerful declarative API, an immutable HTTP model without compromises, all these are perfectly fitted to the Actor world.
Among many smaller improvements over its predecessor library spray.io, akka-http comes with one major advantage: it is based on a new abstraction called "Reactive Streams” which provides a number of important benefits, not only for working with HTTP.
In this session we’ll first take a closer look into the reactive streams effort, the problems it solves and what programming with reactive streams looks like.
After a short break we’ll then turn to akka-http, how it is used, what improvements it brings over spray and why you will not want to use anything else after having tried it.
And of course I'll share the latest roadmap up until making akka-http the new "driver" layer for the Play framework.
For maximum reach the talk will be held in English.
Our sponsors for this meetup!
Food will be sponsored by Catalysts. They're looking for developers, take a look at their open positions.
There will be drinks sponsored by openForce GmbH! Go check out their currently open positions!
StockWerk Coworking - our venue sponsor - check out their website.
Voxxed Days Vienna is an event focused on Java, web, mobile and JVM languages. It will take place on Feb 6th at Cineplexx Wienerberg and will feature international speakers on three tracks. They are sponsoring one ticket that we will raffle among the attendees to the meetup.
JetBrains sponsors 1 Personal license for IntelliJ IDEA which we will raffle amongst the the attendees to the meetup!
O'Reilly sponsors 2 books which we will raffle amongst the attendees to the meetup!