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Big Data SMACK: A Guide to Apache Spark, Mesos, Akka, Cassandra, and Kafka by Isaac Ruiz, Raul Estrada

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© Raul Estrada and Isaac Ruiz 2016

Raul Estrada and Isaac Ruiz, Big Data SMACK, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2175-4_4

4. The Model: Akka

Raul Estrada and Isaac Ruiz1

(1)Mexico City, Mexico

Welcome to the chapter on the SMACK stack model . The A stands for Akka. If the previous chapter’s objective was to develop functional thinking, this chapter’s objective is to develop actor model thinking.

The chapter on Scala was focused on moving your mind from a structured programming paradigm to functional programming thinking. This chapter shifts from the object-oriented paradigm to actors-based programming.

This chapter has three parts:

  • Actor model

  • Actor communication

  • Actor lifecycle

The actor model is fundamental to understanding the SMACK operation. So, by the end of ...

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