"Akka for the rest of us" by Phil Wills at Scala Exchange 2013
Akka is a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed and fault tolerant event-driven applications, but it can also be very useful for those of us who more commonly build applications that run happily on a single EC2 micro. In this talk I aim to convince you that, even if you’re not building a distributed system processing millions of transactions per second, Akka is a toolkit which can help build correct, elegant solutions. I’ll demonstrate patterns from production apps at the Guardian to illustrate this.
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