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Do Not Block Threads! A Blessing in Disguise or a Curse?



Sadek Drobi discusses how to use Futures and Iteratees to deal with blocking threads in a system with many IO calls and heavy threads.


Sadek Drobi is a software engineer specialized in bridging the gap between the problem domain and the solution domain. As a core Play developer and Play2 co-creator, he works on the design and implementation of the framework.

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Aug 31, 2014

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  • Good Overview

    by zango zango,

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    When I took the Functional Programming in Scala class, the topics introduced Futures / async etc
    but that like ... introduction of concepts.
    the clarity in paying the price is not known.
    This talks tells that there is a price to paid, but each developer would know it by his own experience.

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