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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.

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, Scala and lift.

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