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Maybe it is time to take up acting…Darryl Dutton

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The pressure is on to keep up with customer demands on functionality and performance, while data sizes are growing at unprecedented rate. The standard n-tier style architecture is starting to show its age in handling these pressuring demands on scaling. Today’s architectures needs to be more ‘distributed’ in nature, but this is not an easy ask to a developer to build a distributed ‘business’ application. What’s a developer to do? Why not try the ‘acting’. In this session we will introduce the Actor Model and how it can simplify and solve issues building a distributed application. To make it real, we show some simple code examples from an Akka framework that can become the building blocks to building your new distributed application. Warning: there is mind shift here, so you will likely feel one of two things at the end of the session…..acceptance or a total rejection to ‘acting’.


As a principal consultant at T4G with over 20 years’ experience, he believes that ‘better delivery is achieved through better design’ on IT projects. This experience in design and delivery of software solutions cuts across a variety of industries including the retail, insurance, manufacturing, financial, and government sectors. He specializes in application design with focus on data science platforms. Events like this one helps Darryl get out of the office and talk to real developers who are often smarter then himself.