11 Applying reactive programming everywhere with agents

This chapter covers

  • Using the message-passing concurrent model
  • Handling millions of messages per second
  • Using the agent programming model
  • Parallelizing a workflow and coordinating agents

Web applications play an important role in our lives, from large social networks and media streaming to online banking systems and collaborative online gaming. Certain websites now handle as much traffic as the entire internet did less than a decade ago. Facebook and Twitter, two of the most popular websites, have billions of users each. To ensure that these applications thrive, concurrent connections, scalability, and distributed systems are essential. Traditional architectures from years past cannot ...

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