Do not do in code what can be done in infrastructure

Or subtitle: Maybe distributed programming is no longer a programming problem? (For the obvious impaired: This is meant to be more thought provoking than an actual truth) Over the last decade we have seen the emergence of cloud computing, multi core, and micro service architectures. Due to this there have been a trend for new…More

Building a framework – The early Akka.NET history

In this post, I will try to cover some of the early history of Akka.NET and how and why things turned out the way they did. Akka.NET of course have some parallel histories going as there are many contributors on the project. But the post is written from my own point of view and my…More

Actor based distributed transactions

One question that often shows up when talking about the Actor Model, is how to deal with distributed transactions. In .NET there is the concept of MSDTC, Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator, that can be used to solve this problem when working with things like SQL Server etc. The MS Research project Orleans (MS Azure Actor…More

Akka.NET – Concurrency control

Time to break the silence! A lot of things have happened since I last wrote. I’ve got a new job at as developer and mentor. Akka.NET have been doing some crazy progress the last few months. When I last wrote, we were only two developers, now, we are about 10 core developers. The project also have…More

Deploying actors with Akka.NET

We have now ported both the code and configuration based deployment features of Akka. This means that you can now use Akka.NET to deploy actors and routers on remote nodes either via code or configuration. For those new to akka what does this mean? Let’s say that we are building a simple local actor system.…More