Monday, June 22, 2015

Playing with Akka Streams and Twitter

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You may have heard of Reactive-Streams, a specification inspired by the Reactive Manifesto. A lot of big actors are involved in this initiative, like Typesafe, Netflix, Pivotal, RedHat and Twitter. Its goal is to “provide a standard for asynchronous stream processing with non-blocking back pressure”.

In a few words, back pressure is the ability for a data producer to adapt the data transmission rate depending on the speed of the consumer, to avoid overwhelming it.

This article will focus on Akka Streams, which is an implementation of Reactive-Streams that relies on Akka actors and provides an higher level API on top of them.

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