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Reactive Messaging Patterns with the Actor Model: Applications and Integration in Scala and Akka by Vaughn Vernon

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Chapter 1. Discovering the Actor Model and the Enterprise, All Over Again

Enterprise software development is hard.

Notice that the first sentence of this book that is largely about concurrency didn’t say that multithreaded software development that exploits concurrency and parallelism is hard. I just plainly said that enterprise software development is hard. Don’t worry. You are going to learn plenty about concurrency and parallelism, along with performance and efficiency, in this book. You may even get tired of all the concurrency and parallelism wisdom that oozes from between the covers before you read all the way to the end. That’s why I want to make one up-front point clear. Enterprise software development is hard—much harder than it needs ...

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