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May 2015
Arjen Smits
May 22 2015 07:00
@Aaronontheweb I also still use RSS alot. For the same reasons that @thomaslazar outlined.
May 22 2015 10:36
Maybe it's just tech ppl vs non-tech ppl) And we are all here tech - thus we are not a globally representative sample.
Aaron Stannard
May 22 2015 15:38
well you guys are our audience :p
so we'll see about making our RSS feed more easily visible
Andrew Skotzko
May 22 2015 16:58
dang, bunch of issues added on the bootcamp repo
thanks for the suggestions everyone
will be diving into those soon
Andrew Lane
May 22 2015 19:04
hey guys, just finished the bootcamp. kudos on the content and delivery medium. i felt like i built 3 applications that were far beyond Hello World but simple enough to grok the concepts. I'm interested in consuming more Akka.NET info, specifically: remoting, persistence, and testability. What would you guys suggest as far as resources? I know you have training available at and But I was curious if you would suggest just starting to pour through the docs if attending the training wasn't an option. Thanks!
Aaron Stannard
May 22 2015 19:18
@AndrewLane here's a couple of free resources you can checkout
first is our "professional reference samples" project
We only have two at the moment - the one you'll want to check out is the WebCrawler
that's an Akka.Cluster sample that I documented pretty thoroughly
the next thing you should check out, and we're JUST starting to work on this - is our Youtube channel:
we only have the 1 video up at the moment, but we're working on a series of Akka.NET internals videos
these are aimed at helping new contributors to the Akka.NET OSS project itself understand how things work
but there's a lot of value in them as an end-user too
the next couple we're going to do will focus on low-level internals, dealing with stuff like how Actors restart
and finally, you should check out our blog:
we update it pretty regularly - we put a lot of good stuff up there too
Aaron Stannard
May 22 2015 19:28
oh, and how could I forget this - go to the Akka.NET gitter chat:
you'll learn a lot just by reading what's going on in there, but it's also a good place to ask for help and see other projects people are working on
Andrew Skotzko
May 22 2015 20:05
@AndrewLane great question, in addition to all the stuff @Aaronontheweb suggested, also have a look at
Alex Russak
May 22 2015 20:12
In Phase 3 of Unit 3 Lesson 1 (
Are there any gotchas with writing it as below? It seems to work, just want to know if I'm missing anything.
IActorRef[] actors = Enumerable.Range(1, 3).Select(i => Context.ActorOf(Props.Create(() => new GithubCoordinatorActor()), ActorPaths.GithubCoordinatorActor.Name + i)).ToArray();
            _coordinator = Context.ActorOf(Props.Empty.WithRouter(new BroadcastGroup(actors)));
John Haigh
May 22 2015 22:54
is this coming for the bootcamp Lesson 6 Graceful Fault Tolerance?