These are chat archives for petabridge/akka-bootcamp

2nd
Mar 2015
Aaron Stannard
@Aaronontheweb
Mar 02 2015 17:52
so has anyone gone through Unit 2 yet?
Ralf Westphal
@ralfw
Mar 02 2015 18:05
not so easy. doesn’t work with Mono/OSX :-( need to turn on the Win VM all the time ;-)
Aaron Stannard
@Aaronontheweb
Mar 02 2015 18:06
sorry about that - WinForms' data viz tools sound like they're not supported on Mono
and we know that Akka.NET needs some love on Mono before it's properly supported
I had a lot of trouble coming up with a good cross-platform idea for showing off reactive UI with Akka
the thing I'm working on for Unit 3 will work better
Aaron Stannard
@Aaronontheweb
Mar 02 2015 18:14
(Unit 3 is going to teach you the basics of scaling actors out - how to use routers and the TPL to do lots of parallel I/O and post processing with only very small amounts of code)
Ralf Westphal
@ralfw
Mar 02 2015 18:18
Sounds cool. / I’m using CLI/Console UIs for my trainings. Works with .NET/Mono as well as other langs. If not much Ux is necessary this works quite nicely.
Aaron Stannard
@Aaronontheweb
Mar 02 2015 18:19
We'll make sure we do a better job with Mono support for Unit 3 - it's be a WinForms app with a much simpler UI
Ralf Westphal
@ralfw
Mar 02 2015 18:20
GUI can easily distract from what’s most important: domain, clean structures, actors… ;-)
Aaron Stannard
@Aaronontheweb
Mar 02 2015 18:20
Yeah, but you have to admit that the live charts are pretty cool :p
Ralf Westphal
@ralfw
Mar 02 2015 18:21
That’s true ;-)