I am one of the co-founders of SoftwareMill, where I code mainly using Scala and other interesting technologies. I am involved in open-source projects, such as Macwire, Quicklens, ElasticMQ and others. I have been a speaker at major conferences, such as JavaOne, Devoxx and ScalaDays.
Apart from writing closed- and open-source software, in my free time I try to read the Internet on various (functional) programming-related subjects, any ideas or insights usually end up on my blog.
It’s certainly fashionable to “be reactive”, but what does it mean? How does reactive look in practice? Akka contains a number of more or less experimental modules, with which we can create a [Responsive, Resilient, Elastic, Message driven]-application. We will see how various Akka features help in implementing the above traits. The presentation will contain a short introduction to the reactive ideology, and then we will try to write a reactive application using Akka Cluster, Akka Streams and Akka Persistence.