Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Actors in Scala


"An actor is any object with the capability to exchange messages with other actors."

See also Erlang and Akka - they both support Actor programming model.

The more I study Scala, the more I get enticed into it.
The BIG thing in future is parallel and asynchronous programming - and Java is still not very well equipped. Scala supports much better these paradigms.

1 comment:

Luciano said...

I have been using Akka actors (a faster version of Scala actors) in a recent project and it was a positive experience. Akka actors offer also remoting and a higher degree of tweaking compared to Scala.