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24 Jul 2022

The Actor Model

I love this conversation between Carl Hewitt, Clemens Szyperski, and Erik Meijer, describing the Actor Model. It is a very interesting concurrency model that use an abstraction called actor as the fundamental unit of computation (embodying processing, storage, and communications). I would like to learn more about actors and how to use them with akka.

This is maybe the most famous quote about the Actor Model.

  • “One actor is no actor, they come in systems”

See you next time.