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Actors for CyberThings

Posted by Carl Hewitt  on  Aug 28, 2015

Carl Hewitt keynotes on the Actor Model and ActorScript, providing examples of using them for large-scale datacenters and IoT.

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Concurrency: It’s Harder (and Easier) than You Think

Posted by Paul Butcher  on  Jun 13, 2015

Paul Butcher discusses difficulties with concurrency and some of the alternatives that help with this, focusing on Actors and how they help deal with threads and locks and make code clearer.

50:26

Effective Actors

Posted by Jamie Allen  on  May 08, 2014 1

Jamie Allen reviews some of the actor patterns as implemented in Akka and Scala.

41:55

Real World Akka Recipes

Posted by Jamie Allen  on  May 01, 2014 4

Jamie Allen describes three patterns using Akka actors: handling a lack of guaranteed delivery, distributing tasks to worker actors and implementing distributed workers in an Akka cluster.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 1

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.

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