In this video Aaron takes me through the .NET implementation of Akka, a highly concurrent reactive programming model for building scalable systems. Akka.net uses the actor model to help facilitate the creation of distributed systems: all in .NET to boot. Aaron knows exactly what he's talking about when it comes to this framework primarily because he happens to be one of the primary commiters on the project. To learn more:
I had the privilege of talking with Lena at .NET Fringe about F# and MBrace. She is definitely a genius level software engineer (and I've met a lot). She takes us through using MBrace to distribute work across multiple machines using F#. If you'd like to learn more:
This is a first in a series of interviews I did at the brand new .NET Fringe Conference (more on this later with Glenn Block). It was essentially a conference about some of the great work happening in the OSS space for .NET. F# (and MBrace) form part of that great open source work being done by both Microsoft and the community at large. Let me know what you think!