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Akka Concurrency by Derek Wyatt

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Chapter 2

Concurrency and Parallelism

If you could sum up the features of Akka in one word it would be concurrency. There are many aspects to concurrency, not least of which is how to deal with the less-than-stellar aspects of real life. For now, let's focus on the main point: doing lots of stuff, doing it all at the same time, doing it safely and quickly.

The first part of this chapter is written for those not battle-hardened from years of writing concurrent code. If you already have a solid understanding of concurrent programming and have chosen to read this book because you merely want to move on to concurrent programming in Akka, then you can skim past these opening bits of concurrency theory. For those of you who haven't suffered through ...

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