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Akka: Reloaded



Josh Suereth presents the new features available in Akka 2.0: clustered actors, including stateless and stateful ones, replication and the Cluster API.


Josh Suereth is an engineer at Typesafe Inc. He is the author of Scala In Depth and an enthusiastic fan of large distributed parallel programming solutions.

About the conference

Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that aims to bring together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development, and the web.

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Mar 13, 2012

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  • AKKA Reloaded, WOW

    by Serge Bureau,

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    Akka was impressive before, now it is awesome.

    Thank you for this presentation.

    I cannot believe I am the only one to comment ?

  • Guaranteed Delivery?

    by William Pollock,

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    My favorite observation - to consider application architectures that do NOT depend on guaranteed message delivery, that are tolerant of dropped messages. Consider some redundancy in messages or acks at the application level where needed. Interesting.

  • Akka's promise

    by Nirmalya Sengupta,

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    I am still learning Akka 1.0; so the contents of the presentation were a bit out of reach for me. But, promise it makes is fantastic. He says a couple of times: '....join us...'! I would like to, but how? :-)

    Also, the assertion that messages are not guaranteed to be delivered is the key, in my opinion. Designing distributed software with this presupposition forces one to think about the applications' requirements, clearly.

    Finally, his sense of humour is appreciable; makes the session that much more interesting.

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