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Typed actors are finally here and, for all of you lovers of typesafe programming, just their name is enough to get you excited! But here you are, maintaining a large scala/akka codebase – should you immediately migrate all your actors to typed actors? What are the benefits and will your code look shinier when you're done? How are you going to sell this internal refactoring to the boss?
In this talk, you will learn about attempts to step into the world of typed actors. What was the impact, what was learned, what is still missing and what was the end result? The talk is aimed at those who are interested in Akka development, have not made the move to typed actors yet but may be wondering what they are missing.
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Willem is one of those old-timers with 15+ years java experience who some years ago decided to give his software development career a new boost by switching to scala. Wishing he had done so about 10 years earlier he is still amazed at a daily basis by the expressiveness of scala and just how much fun it is to write clever code. Currently building super safe digital identities at startup Cleverbase in The Netherlands using scala and akka.