Chapter 9. Remote Actors

In this chapter we will cover the different techniques available for scaling out your application using the concept of remote actors. We will see how to create remote actors and how to invoke distributed or remote actors. We will cover the following concepts:

  • Remote actor setup
  • Remote actor lookup
  • Remote actor deployment
  • Routing and data serialization for over-the-wire transmission
  • Remote events generated by remote clients and servers, and how we can tap into them

Distributed computing

We have seen how the Akka actors allow the application to scale up and use the processing power of the underlying hardware, and make use of all the cores available to the application. Once the application has reached the machine limit (in terms ...

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