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Understanding actor concurrency, Part 2: Actors on the JVM - JavaWorld

In the first half of his introduction to actor concurrency, Alex Miller discussed the limitations of shared-state concurrency and explained how the actor model is expressed in Erlang. While Erlang is a nonstarter for many shops, actor implementations do exist for languages that run on the JVM. Find out how actors work and see them implemented using Scala's standard library, Groovy's GParallelizer, and the Java libraries Kilim, ActorFoundry, Actors Guild, and Jetlang.