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Akka Concurrency by Derek Wyatt

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Chapter 18

Antipatterns for Akka Programming

Akka is a flexible and powerful toolkit that tames the razor-toothed beasts of both concurrency and parallelism. As comforting as that may be, it doesn't make dangling your favourite personal appendage into the gaping maw of one of those beasts a really great idea. Akka gives you enough rope to hang yourself with, just like any other software tool else worth using.

In this chapter, I'll shed a little light on some of the traps you really don't want to step into. Some of them are painted neon pink and are easy to see, while others are covered in leaves just waiting for you to make that wrong move. Fortunately, there aren't a ton of these, so we should be able to blast past them without a lot of thought. ...

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