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Objects, Anomalies, and Actors: The Next Revolution

Posted by Steve Vinoski  on  May 18, 2012 8 Posted by Steve Vinoski Follow 0 Followers  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.

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Approachable Concurrency for the JVM with Groovy Parallel Systems

Posted by Dierk König  on  Mar 16, 2012 1 Posted by Dierk König Follow 0 Followers  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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Actor Interaction Patterns

Posted by Dale Schumacher  on  Feb 20, 2012 5 Posted by Dale Schumacher Follow 0 Followers  on  Feb 20, 2012 5

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

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Above the Clouds: Introducing Akka

Posted by Jonas Bonér  on  Aug 15, 2011 Posted by Jonas Bonér Follow 2 Followers  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.

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Actor-based Programming

Posted by Jamie Ridgway  on  Jun 02, 2011 7 Posted by Jamie Ridgway Follow 0 Followers  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.

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1000 Year-old Design Patterns

Posted by Ulf Wiger  on  Apr 21, 2011 3 Posted by Ulf Wiger Follow 0 Followers  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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Actor Thinking

Posted by Dale Schumacher  on  Apr 14, 2011 2 Posted by Dale Schumacher Follow 0 Followers  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.

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Erjang - A JVM-based Erlang VM

Posted by Kresten Krab Thorup  on  Feb 08, 2011 Posted by Kresten Krab Thorup Follow 0 Followers  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.

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Modeling Concurrency with Actors in Java - Lessons Learned from Erjang

Posted by Kresten Krab Thorup  on  Sep 22, 2010 1 Posted by Kresten Krab Thorup Follow 0 Followers  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.

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Buy a Feature: An Adventure in Immutability and Actor

Posted by David Pollack  on  Aug 21, 2009 1 Posted by David Pollack Follow 0 Followers  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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