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is possible review akka.net or compare with your strategy?
Riccardo Terrell (30) [Avatar] Offline
This is a good question. In later chapters the Actor model (specifically the Agent) will be covered in details, including the relation with reactivate and functional programming.
I am not planning for a direct comparison between Akka.NET and other solutions, which could include the Agent model, DataFlow, MailboxProcessor and so for.
However, it will be explain when the Actor programming model fits and what it solves. There are few small differences between an Agent and Actor, which make one closer to the functional paradigm than the other, with respectively some pros and cons.

Akka.NET is a tool for building distributed, resilient, fault tolerant and scalable systems. These are important features that will be covered in the book to build a reactive system leveraging the functional programming style.