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Akka Concurrency by Derek Wyatt

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Chapter 12

Coding in the Future

We've come to the second great axis of Akka's concurrency paradigm, the future. Futures have been around for a while now, but you've probably never seen them like this. These are futures on steroids; tiger steroids, laced with the blood of Superman, dripping with the testosterone of Batman, and infused with the power of Green Lantern's Ring. If you're not ready to have your brain set on fire, close this book, curl up in the fetal position, and sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star softly to yourself until you're good to go.

The future and the actor share a certain number of similarities as well as differences, but they are also designed to work together very well. In this chapter, we'll see these similarities and differences ...

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