Is the Actor Model just a new "shiny object" for developers to chase after, a fad soon to be abandoned? In fact, the Actor Model was first designed in 1973–over 20 years before brands like Yahoo! and Hotmail first showed up on the young internet. Created to address the long-term direction of computing and software development, the Actor Model is almost as old as object-oriented programming itself, and, according to Forrester Research in a recent webinar, is seeing “renewed interest as cloud concurrency challenges grow."
Fast forward to 2017, where we are faced with an online and mobile world that continues to grow exponentially, and a third wave of IoT aims to add hundreds of billions of connected devices to our lives. To manage today’s demanding needs and to prepare for the coming wave, enterprises like Intel, Samsung, Walmart, PayPal, Hootsuite, and Norwegian Cruise Lines (read these case studies) are embracing distributed, Reactive systems deployed on hybrid cloud infrastructures. In this webinar, special guest Vaughn Vernon explains why actors are so vital to the future of developing Reactive systems. You will learn:
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