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Akka Concurrency by Derek Wyatt

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Chapter 14

Going Multi-Node with Remote Actors

Many strategies exist for achieving a multi-node, interdependent application structure, involving everything from using the database as a communication mechanism to a "stateless" multi-node web tier. When we reach the scale of "big" applications, the devil is in the details: a relational database, for example, may be the cornerstone of a solution to a particular problem, yet may mean violent screaming death as a solution to other problems. However, one aspect of large-scale programming continues to be a win in a large set of problem spaces: messaging. More than most development paradigms, messaging has the potential to tear into complexity and eat it for lunch. Inside the Akka toolkit, as you've ...

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