Actor Concurrency

As the number of cores in our servers increase, concurrent programming continues to rise in importance. Most concurrent programming today focuses on shared memory and concurrency control via locking. However, an alternative paradigm called *actor-based concurrency* has been rising in visibility with languages like Erlang and Scala. We’ll look at how actor-based concurrency differs from shared memory programming and how it can be utilized in languages like Erlang, Scala, and Java.

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Actor Model

Erlang

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Java

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