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Writing concurrent and distributed applications with Actors and Akka

'Hi all, 

This session will be an introduction to the Actor model of concurrency (see and how you can use it in Scala with Akka ( to build reactive, concurrent and distributed applications.

Akka is a toolkit for writing distributed systems, and it is part of the Typesafe platform ( It is Open Source, written in Scala but also offers a Java API and has an awesome documentation. 

Like the session before, there will some slides and some live coding.

I hope to see you there.


PS 1: Akka and Actors will be covered in more details in this incoming Coursera course: which starts on the 4th of November.

PS 2: Secure parking is available at Arbour Square, corner Juta and Melle Street.

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