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Concurrency and Parallel Computing in JavaScript

Posted by Stephan Herhut  on  Mar 05, 2014

Stephan Herhut overviews concurrency and parallelism in JavaScript and the HTML5, discussing actors, futures and what throughput computing in the browser looks like.


Scaling out with Akka Actors

Posted by Joshua Suereth  on  Oct 31, 2013 4

Joshua Suereth designs a scalable distributed search service with Akka and Scala using actors, and covering practical aspects of how to scale out with Akka’s clustering API.


Introduction to Actors Systems

Posted by Josh Suereth  on  May 31, 2013

Josh Suereth designs a distributed search service with Akka using Actors, covering: message passing, designing topologies, handling failure, service overload detection and tracking user sessions.


Concurrency in Clojure

Posted by Stuart Halloway  on  May 17, 2013 1

Stuart Halloway discusses concurrency features in Clojure: atoms, agents, futures, delays, promises, STM, and dynamic vars.

A Taxonomy of Scala

Posted by Jamie Allen  on  Jan 21, 2013 2

Jamie Allen explains some of the terminology encountered by Scala developers and not only: OO features, pattern matching, functional programming, actors, futures, tuples, implicits, type theory, etc.

Scaling Software with Akka

Posted by Jonas Bonér  on  Nov 15, 2012

Jonas Bonér explains solving scalability issues, including adaptive automatic load-balancing, cluster rebalancing, replication and partitioning, with Akka 2.

Objects, Anomalies, and Actors: The Next Revolution

Posted by Steve Vinoski  on  May 18, 2012 8

Steve Vinoski believes that actor-oriented languages such as Erlang are better prepared for the challenges of the future: cloud, multicore, high availability and fault tolerance.

Approachable Concurrency for the JVM with Groovy Parallel Systems

Posted by Dierk König  on  Mar 16, 2012 2

Dierk König introduces GPars, Groovy’s library for concurrent programming, explaining a simpler and less error-prone way to use fork/join, map/reduce, actors, and dataflow in Java and Groovy.

Actor Interaction Patterns

Posted by Dale Schumacher  on  Feb 20, 2012 8

Dale Schumacher presents several patterns of actor interaction that can be used in collaborative programs written in any language.

Above the Clouds: Introducing Akka

Posted by Jonas Bonér  on  Aug 15, 2011

Jonas Bonér introduces Akka, a JVM platform that wants to address the complex problems of concurrency, scalability and fault tolerance using Actors, STM and self-healing from crashes.

Actor-based Programming

Posted by Jamie Ridgway  on  Jun 02, 2011 7

Jamie Ridgway explains what actors are, why we need them, what they are helpful for, the languages built around this programming paradigm, along with some demos showing actor-based apps.

1000 Year-old Design Patterns

Posted by Ulf Wiger  on  Apr 21, 2011 3

Ulf Wiger advocates for a programming model change based on the actor model which more accurately reflects old human concurrency patterns that we have used in our daily lives for thousands of years.

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