Service Fabric

Akka.NET-style actors in Service Fabric

Akka.NET and Service Fabric are the two actor frameworks that emerged in .NET world in the last year. The two implementations of actor models are quite different. These differences are multi-faceted but today I want to focus on API to define an actor and to communicate to it.


Fire-and-forget in Service Fabric actors

At the recent Webscale Architecture meetup we discussed two implementations of the Actor model in the .NET ecosystem: Akka.NET and Azure Service Fabric Actors. One important discussion was around Ask vs Tell call model.