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Ben Lovy Author • Edited on

Sorry for the shameless self-plug, but hyper was actually a ton easier than I was expecting it would be, it's worth a try!

Actix is like Akka for Scala, it's a domain-agnostic implementation of the Actor model and I thought it was, you know, integral to how actix_web worked. While actors are a cool way to do concurrency, it was pretty boilerplate heavy - for instance, interfacing with a database in 0.7 meant defining an Actor specifically for the database that runs concurrently and having your handlers interact with that. It looks like this is all streamlined in 1.0, but I'm totally fuzzy on what the word "actix" means in this context now.