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.