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Akka Concurrency by Derek Wyatt

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Chapter 1

Why Akka?

Somewhere around the year 2005, Herb Sutter[1] told us that "The Free Lunch Is Over."[2] Ever since then, we've been going to the deli counter with baseball cards, a couple of nickels we earned from our lemonade stand, and whatever else we could haul out of our piggy banks, if only we could get a sandwich. It's about time we got our hands on a real wad of cash.

I remember the days when it was all about the megahertz and nobody was even thinking about the day when it would be all about the number of cores. As I write this book, the tech heads are predicting that this is the year when we'll see quad-core smartphones.[3] Even the mobile developer can no longer hide from the multi-core world. Developers should not even consider ...

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