Speaker Spotlight: Iain Hull presents Adopting actors... an epic tale of loss and learning


Spotlight on Iain Hull

Language: Scala
When: Saturday, October 1st - 18:30 - 19:30

Adopting actors... an epic tale of loss and learning

Adopting actors was a journey and some of our early assumptions would create issues later on. Slowly, we realised we had not fully embraced the let-it-crash philosophy, did not understand how the atomic nature of actors effects data sovereignty, or how parts of our application would have to be eventually consistent. In this talk, I will share some of our mistakes, how we arrived at those mistakes and how we eventually resolved them. I explore the reasoning behind our mistakes and the lessons we discovered, so hopefully you can recognise and avoid them.

About Iain:

Iain is a principal software engineer at Workday using Scala and Akka to deliver their next generation elastic grid. His twin passions are large scale distributed computing and applying clean code to complex problems. He is interested in good design and how this can improve system reliability and reduce friction during development.

Follow @IainHull for more on his work.

About Lambda World:

Lambda World takes place September 30th - October 1st, in Cadiz, Spain and is hosted by 47 Degrees in conjunction with the Scala and Java communities of Spain. The event is located at the Palacio de Congresos, an old tobacco factory near the beach. You can find more details at Lambda.world.



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