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Akka has become a very successful platform for building reactive systems. At its core the akka-actor module implements the actor model as created by Carl Hewitt et al. Surprisingly enough, although Scala and Java are type safe languages, Akka actors are untyped. This means that we can send Any message to an actor even though this will only handle specific ones – the compiler is not able to help us. Fortunately rescue is at hand in the form of Akka Typed. In this talk we introduce its API, discuss differences between the "old and new" world and show options for migration and integration.
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Heiko Seeberger is Fellow at codecentric, an internationally renowned expert on Scala and Akka and loves Rust almost as much as rock climbing. He has more than 20 years of experience in software engineering, consulting and training.