Actor

Actors are objects which encapsulate state and behavior, they communicate exclusively by exchanging messages which are placed into the recipient’s mailbox. In a sense, actors are the most stringent form of object-oriented programming, but it serves better to view them as persons: while modeling a solution with actors, envision a group of people and assign sub-tasks to them, arrange their functions into an organizational structure and think about how to escalate failure (all with the benefit of not actually dealing with people, which means that we need not concern ourselves with their emotional state or moral issues). The result can then serve as a mental scaffolding for building the software implementation. 1)“Actor Systems.” Akka Documentation. Typesafe Inc. Web. 6 Sept. 2015. <http://doc.akka.io/docs/akka/snapshot/general/actor-systems.html#actor-systems>.

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