Reactive Design Patterns (Manning)
Reactive Design Patterns (Manning)
Thursday, 27 July 2017

This is a guide for building message-driven distributed systems that are resilient, responsive, and elastic.The authors, Dr. Roland Kuhn, Brian Hanafee and Jamie Allen, include patterns for messaging, flow control, resource management, and concurrency, along with practical issues like test-friendly designs. All patterns include concrete examples using Scala and Akka.


The book presents the principles, patterns, and best practices of Reactive application design. You'll learn how to keep one slow component from bogging down others with the Circuit Breaker pattern, how to shepherd a many-staged transaction to completion with the Saga pattern, how to divide datasets by Sharding, and more. The authors give advice on how to keep your source code readable and the system testable despite many potential interactions and points of failure. A free e-book is included with the print version of this title. 

Author: Dr. Roland Kuhn, Brian Hanafee and Jamie Allen
Publisher: Manning
Date: March 2017
Pages: 392
ISBN: 978-1617291807
Print: 1617291803
Kindle: free with print purchase
Audience: Reactive designers
Level: introductory
Category: Frameworks



  • The definitive guide to the Reactive Manifesto
  • Patterns for flow control, delimited consistency, fault tolerance, and much more
  • Hard-won lessons about what doesn't work
  • Architectures that scale under tremendous load

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