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Jonas Bonér
Akka creator, co-founder of Typesafe and Erlang fan
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Jonas Bonér is a husband, dad, programmer, teacher, speaker, musician, writer and Java Champion. He is the CTO and co-founder of Typesafe and is an active contributor to the Open Source community; most notably founded the Akka Project and the AspectWerkz AOP framework (now AspectJ). Read more on his website.

Favourite quote: "If you can't solve a problem it's because you are playing by the rules." - Paul Arden

twitter: @jboner

Jonas Bonér is Giving the Following Talks
Up up and Out: Scaling Software with Akka 2

We believe that one should never have to choose between productivity and scalability, which has been the case with traditional approaches to concurrency and distribution. The cause of that has been the wrong tools and the wrong layer of abstraction and Akka is here to change that. Akka is a unified runtime and programming model for scaling both UP (utilizing multi-core processors) and OUT (utilizing the grid/cloud). With Akka 2 this will be taken to a whole new level with its “Distributed by Design”. Akka 2 provides location transparency by abstracting away both these tangents of scalability by turning them into an operations and configuration task. This gives the Akka runtime freedom to do adaptive automatic load-balancing, cluster rebalancing, replication and partitioning. In this talk you will learn what Akka is and how it can be used to solve hard scalability problems. Akka is available at (under Apache 2 license).

Talk objectives: Teach attendees what Akka is and isn't. How it is different from (and similar to) Erlang. It's strengths and weaknesses.

Target audience: Developers interested in writing Erlang-style concurrent, distributed and fault-tolerant in Scala and/or Java to be run on the JVM.