Akka.NET and the Actor Model

Concurrency without the Pain

When
Thursday March 21st, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
Who
Aaron Stannard
Where
Lone Star College - Montgomery (MC-G G109)

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The .NET platform’s most recent major releases prominently feature improved concurrency tools and keywords, and that’s no accident. In a world where developers are expected to build applications that are consistently responsive across a wide range of devices, user experiences, and workloads knowing how to take full advantage of the power of concurrent programming is essential.

But let’s face it: even with nice tools like the TPL and async / await, multi-threaded concurrent programming has typically been a bottomless pit of despair, Heisenbugs, and lessons learned the hard way.

None of this is true with Akka.NET and the actor model: a powerful programming methodology that makes building concurrent applications easy, fun, and much more powerful than what we had before.

Aaron Stannard

Aaron is the founder and CEO of Petabridge, and the co-founder of the Akka.NET open-source project. Prior to Petabridge, Aaron founded MarkedUp Analytics, a real-time in-app marketing and analytics service used by 1000+ developers. Prior to that he worked at Microsoft as a Startup Developer Evangelist.

Last Updated: March 5th, 2019

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