on 21 September 2014
I literally could not read this book due to the author littering the text with his unfunny jokes. If he spent the time and energy producing a more serious text aimed at professional software engineers I think the book has something to contribute. But alas I cannot turn the pages of this book due to one crap joke after another.
I will wait for the Akka in Action book due out on 3 Mar 2015 by Raymond Roestenburg (Author), Rob Bakker (Author), Rob Williams (Author). Hopefully that will be a more serious and non-trivial attempt at explaining how to use this framework.
on 5 September 2013
I don't often bother to write a review on anything, but I found this book explained quite complex ideas making them simple and did so in a way that held my attention. I actually read the book cover to cover at one sitting and have since dived back in quite often for reference. I knew some Scala and had used Erlang in the past as well as RabbitMQ so I had a good deal of background knowledge, but the author write from a deep understanding of his subject and I was grateful to have a few misconceptions cleared up. This is book is worth many times its price if you need to build a system using actors, and if you build systems at all,ayou should.