As the buzz over the Internet of Things (IoT) ripples across industries, companies from small startups to industry behemoths rush to launch their IoT products.

The dramatic advances in Internet infrastructure, cloud computing, connection bandwidth, and mobile devices over the years have all helped make IoT real.

Given the abundance of the ever evolving computing technologies, there are many choices of computational models and platforms for the design and implementation of an IoT product.Dating back to the 1970s, the actor model didn’t gain too much attention until recently. The model revolves around a universal primitive called actor for concurrent and distributed computation.
It provides an idiomatic alternative to the more conventional concurrency model that relies on synchronization of shared mutable state using locks.
In particular, the message-driven style of non-blocking interactions via immutable messages among actors meshes well with contemporary programming approaches on complex distributed platforms.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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