Reactive Streams & Akka HTTP

Mathias Doenitz 2015-01-13

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, 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.

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Introduction to spray

Dominik Gruber 2013-12-17

Overview of spray, "a suite of lightweight Scala libraries providing client- and server-side REST/HTTP support on top of Akka."

spray has been aquired by Typesafe and will soon be integrated into Akka as akka-http.

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