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Developing an Akka Edge by Thomas Lockney and Raymond Tay

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Chapter 2: Working with Actors

In this chapter, we'll get a brief description of how actors are created in Akka, including how we can add actors into an existing project and then we'll see some details on how to interact with actors beyond just blindly sending messages. In later chapters, we'll revisit portions of this example and refine it, explaining the features Akka provides along the way.

Determining the scope

It's hard to imagine there are many developers out there right now who haven't written some kind of web-based code, whether it was a Rails application, a Java servlet or whatever. This is a seemingly simple task, but a host of complexities can quickly rear their head. Though some of these systems are fairly trivial, in most cases the ...

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