How to use actors in distributed applications

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Actors make it easier to build and manage scalable, distributed cloud applications. Each actor can send and receive messages and taking certain actions based on message contents

Building for the cloud and for scalability means building a different type of application. Instead of constructing monolithic applications, you need to break code up into collections of services that can scale out across the compute fabric of a public or private cloud.

Yet such distributed systems have their own problems. Depending on the application, you may need to solve complex issues of managing state in an unpredictable, failure-prone environment -- one where the underlying fabric of virtual infrastructures may be pre-empted at any time.

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