Actors Framework Akka 0.6 Available For Download

Version 0.6 of Actors-based framework Akka is available for download. This release has both a Scala API and a Java API, and the release notes claim it to be 2-3 times faster than both event and thread-based Scala Actors in shootout benchmark. Version 0.6 also features comet bindings for Actors and Cluster Membership protocol.

Akka 0.6 is built on the asynchronous, non-blocking and highly performant event-driven Actor Model. Akka’s Actors are similar to Scala Actors, with some syntax borrowed from the Erlang general-purpose concurrent programming language.

The Akka development team are looking to make the forthcoming Akka 0.7 compatible with Scala 2.8.

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