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Akka Concurrency by Derek Wyatt

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Chapter 4

Akka Does Concurrency

Akka is a domain-neutral concurrency toolkit designed for the purposes of building scalable, fault-tolerant applications on the JVM. It provides many tools to help you achieve your goals, and in this chapter we'll start to understand how to work with those tools so you can start building your high-quality, highly concurrent applications. At the end of this chapter, you should be in a better position to begin thinking in the Akka paradigm.

4.1 The actor

When we get past what Akka is and start looking at what it contains, it's the actor that pops its head up first. The actor does most of the heavy lifting in our applications due to its flexibility, its location independence, and its fault-tolerant behaviour. But ...

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