Use-case and Deployment Scenarios
How can I use and deploy Akka?
Akka can be used in different ways:
sbt-native-packager is a tool for creating distributions of any type of application, including Akka applications.
Define sbt version in project/build.properties file:
Add sbt-native-packager in project/plugins.sbt file:
addSbtPlugin("com.typesafe.sbt" % "sbt-native-packager" % "1.1.5")
Follow the instructions for the JavaAppPackaging in the sbt-native-packager plugin documentation.
In a Docker container
You can use both Akka remoting and Akka Cluster inside of Docker containers. But note that you will need to take special care with the network configuration when using Docker, described here: Akka behind NAT or in a Docker container
For an example of how to set up a project using Akka Cluster and Docker take a look at the "akka-docker-cluster" activator template.