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Developing an Akka Edge by Thomas Lockney and Raymond Tay

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Chapter 7: Remoting

The power of Akka is hopefully apparent to you by now, but really, we've only just begun to scratch the surface. We've already highlighted the fact that Akka brings great flexibility and resiliency for problems involving concurrency, but so far we've only focused on running Akka at the single machine level. Bringing additional machines into the picture is where the capabilities of Akka really show their strongest side.

Akka's support for remoting is where the strength of the message passing approach is perhaps best highlighted. This, and the fundamental focus on making everything in Akka support remote actors as easily as local actors, makes a dramatic difference in your ability to take a single system application and transform ...

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