On GraphQL issues and how we're going to solve them

Facebook GraphQL is one of the emerging (web) technologies, giving a new light on the future of web APIs. I'm not going to introduce it here - there is a plenty of articles on that subject, starting from official site.…

Don't Ask, Tell

Today I wanted to focus on some of the popular anti-patterns, many Akka.NET newcomers tend to use. I'm talking about using Ask method for communicating between actors. I want to get a closer look into what Ask really does…

About Finite State Machines

One of the problem I see with explaining usefulness of Finite State Machines design to web developers is similar to explaining the monads - once you've get them, you loose the ability to explain them to others. It's sad, as…

Adventure time of semi-dynamic typing

This post is the result of some ideas, that raised in (not only) my head after reading next article about inevitable fall of dynamically typed languages. However I won't be discussing it, as it's not major subject here. One of…

Akka.NET underestimated features - Akka.IO

Today I want to talk about one of the Akka.NET features, I think deserves a lot more attention - Akka.IO. What it gives you, is the ability to connect your actors directly to OS socket layer. This way…

How Akka.NET persistence works?

In this post I'll explain, how the events sourcing concepts has been used by Akka.NET persistence plugin to create statefull actors being persisted and work in reliable way. My major goal is to give you an introduction over basic…

How to create an Akka.NET cluster in F#

Today I'm going to show you how to setup your own Akka.NET cluster using F# code. This is a kind of newbie guide of how to setup a cluster, directed to people unfamiliar with it. If you don't want…

Akka.NET application logging in your browser

In this post I want to share with fairly simple trick - binding Akka.NET logging bus directly to browser console output. While this is mostly form of exercise, you may find it useful when you're developing system working with…