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Akka Concurrency by Derek Wyatt

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Chapter 20

Using Akka from Java

I'm not going to lie to you, the absolute shining API for Akka is the Scala API. While the Akka team has done a great job with the Java API, Scala is a more expressive language, and the team has been amazing at exploiting that expressiveness. If you can use the Scala API, you'd be doing yourself a great amount of good by using it exclusively. However, you'll find that the Java API is entirely usable and pleasant.

There are differences between the two, of course. It's not reasonable to cover all of the differences, since the Akka reference documentation and the API do a fine job of handling the details, but for those who need to understand how things work in Java, this chapter is for you. I'll assume that you know ...

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