Akka

London Scala Users’ Group Event

We are excited to announce that NET-A-PORTER will be hosting a LSUG event at the THE NET-A-PORTER GROUP offices on Thursday 26th March. I’ll be presenting a talk covering some of the lessons we have learned whilst building the NET-A-PORTER product API in Scala, Akka and Spray.

Schedule:

  • 6:30pm – Doors open
  • 7:15pm – Talk: Building a RESTful product API in Scala, Akka and Spray
  • 8:00pm – Q&A
  • 8:15pm – 9:30pm – Pizza and beer served!

NET-A-PORTER offices 3

NET-A-PORTER offices 2

Spaces are limited, so please sign up via the meet-up event page

Hope to see you there!

Akka

Safer Testing with Akka EventFilter

Akka provides a useful feature for integration testing called the EventFilter. This enables assertions to be made on log messages. I love this feature as it gives me confidence that the correct log messages are being generated and if my system starts struggling in production, I will have the necessary information to quickly understand the problem.

Recently, however, I came across an issue which took away much of the confidence I had in these tests.

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Akka

NET-A-PORTER at Scala eXchange 2013

We are delighted to announce that NET-A-PORTER will be taking part in Skills Matter’s Scala eXchange 2013 in London on the 2nd and 3rd of December, 2013.

Ian Forsey and I have been invited to talk about our practical experiences building Scala projects. On top of that, NET-A-PORTER will be sponsoring the event as a gesture of support to the Scala community.

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