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Building Reactive Concurrent WPF Applications with Akka.NET

by Jason Roberts

Easily create reactive WPF applications that can do multiple tasks concurrently, and automatically update the UI with no manual thread management code.

What you'll learn

Akka.NET makes building concurrent and reactive WPF applications easier. With Akka.NET, we can easily create user interfaces that react to changes in the model, and we can easily execute multiple activities concurrently without needing to write complex and error-prone locking and thread-management code. The results of these concurrent activities can be easily marshalled back onto the UI through the use of view-models and "bridge" actors. As an added benefit, due to the supervision features in Akka.NET, we can design our WPF applications to be self-healing.

About the author

With over 15 years of experience in both frontend and backend software development, Jason Roberts is a freelance developer, trainer, and author. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computing, is the author of several books, and writes at his blog Jason is an open source contributor and in addition to enterprise software development, he has designed and developed Windows Store and Windows Phone apps.

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