The actor model is a design pattern for fault-tolerant and highly scalable systems. Actors are independent worker-modules that communicate with other actors only through message-passing, can fail in isolation from other actors but can monitor other actors for failure and take some recovery measures when that happens. Actors are simple, isolated yet coordinated, concurrent workers. Actor-based […]

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Typesafe have been tireless in their quest to reactively-label all the things – but this week,thanks to the GA availability of the final version of Reactive Streams 1.0 for the JVM, they’ve had to do very little to push the buzzword. Even a self-professed C# fanboy on Hacker News was moved to comment that “the Java community has […]

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A recent face at API platform specialists Restlet and very familiar personality for anyone with an interest in the Groovy language,  Guillaume Laforge chats to Voxxed about the roller coaster journey the JVM language has been on this year following sponsor Pivotal’s strategic cuts. Since then, there’s been plenty of news, including the latest mobile friendly version of […]

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With Java 8 out the door, Java developers can at last benefit from the long-awaited lambdas to taste the newly found functional flavor of the language. Streams are there to work more easily and efficiently with heaps of data. Those things are not new to developers acquainted with Groovy. But what is left to Groovy […]

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Groovy guy Cédric Champeau chats to Voxxed about the language’s recent move to the Apache Foundation, and the motivations for this decision. We discuss future breaking language changes, and why it was so crucial for the team to promote the fact that Groovy is an open source project that anyone can help evolve. Cédric also […]

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