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Actor Thinking

Posted by Dale Schumacher  on  Apr 14, 2011 2

Dale Schumacher explains the actor concept and how it helps us build a computational model resembling the reality around us more accurately than the object-oriented model.

Erjang - A JVM-based Erlang VM

Posted by Kresten Krab Thorup  on  Feb 08, 2011

Kresten Krab Thorup emphasizes existing problems with the Java concurrency model, explaining when to use Erjang, a JVM-based Erlang VM, built around the process and actor concepts.

Modeling Concurrency with Actors in Java - Lessons Learned from Erjang

Posted by Kresten Krab Thorup  on  Sep 22, 2010 1

Kresten Krab Thorup discusses functional and interactive concurrency, the message-based paradigm vs. OOP, a new way of doing programming based on concurrency, state encapsulation, and cheap processes.

Buy a Feature: An Adventure in Immutability and Actor

Posted by David Pollack  on  Aug 21, 2009 1

This presentation discusses the functional programing paradigms used to build Buy a Feature , (a multi-user, web-based, real-time, serious game) including Actors, event streams,and immutable data structures. Both Scala and the lift web framework are briefly covered. Also covered: application defects, adding new features, and using functional paradigms for a real-world web application.

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