Reactive applications with Akka.Net

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As the systems we build need to respond to ever stronger user demands, it's important that as developers we're able to build solutions which are able to react to changes faster, automatically recover from failure and operate at potentially massive scale. All of these requirements are encompassed as part of the reactive manifesto, a set of guidelines proposed by some of the biggest names in hyper scale application development, including Twitter, Lightbend and many others.

In this talk we'll look at how we're able to implement the reactive manifesto in .Net with the use of Akka.Net and build applications up from simple actors communicating through the use of message passing. We'll look at some of the killer features of Akka.Net which allow us to rapidly auto scale applications across clusters of machines whilst also automatically recovering from failures they may encounter.