Actors: Not just for Movies Anymore
Clusters are getting bigger and bigger and machines are getting more and more powerful and yet we continue to use architectures that worked for websites built during the 90’s internet scale. Microservices vs. Monoliths glosses over a key architectural distinction in the way we build concurrency into our applications.
We’ll define terms like concurrency and parallelism and learn how the key question in an architecture is message passing vs. shared mutable state. We’ll also look at concepts like Actors and CSP for creating a holistic messaging passing architecture that will let you truly scale your architecture.