The past two days, I have spent wrapping my head about the akka library. Even the example starting assignments are a little involved and require lightbend activator. I failed miserably at my attempts at installing lightbend and now have given up, instead, reading from the online tutorials.

I spent a good amount of time understanding actors, concurrency et al. I have finally understood the Akka Actors API thanks to a ping pong example by Alvin Alexander(the author of Scala Cookbook) and now will proceed further with akka-streams and akka-http.