Chapter 3. Actors

In this chapter, we will see more on the actors. We will cover the following:

  • How to create actors
  • How to send/receive messages
  • How to reply to messages
  • How to forward messages
  • How to stop actors

This will provide an understanding of the core building blocks. Actors provide the higher level of abstraction that allows us to build highly scalable and concurrent applications. Actors are the entities that define the Actor Model.

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