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Akka Concurrency by Derek Wyatt

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Chapter 8

Supervision and Death Watch

You're 35,000 feet in the air, crammed into an aluminum tube full of highly explosive fuel, with food that people in hospitals would reject and that guy in seat 23C muttering to himself in some incoherent babble-speak with a twitchy left eye. What could possibly go wrong?[1]

As you know, actor programs contain anywhere from a few to a few hundred million live objects running around doing what they do best. You also know that they aren't just running around like a bunch of crazy chickens; they're slotted into a very specific and very ordered hierarchy. And because you're a citizen of our planet, you know about this thing called real life and are well aware that given enough time, enough code, and the fact ...

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