A Reactive Process Manager in C# with Akka.NETMon, Mar 13, 2017
A while back I was looking for an example of a Process Manager written in C# with a decent commentary on what they’re all about. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find what I was looking for.
I did, however, know that Gregor Hohpe and Bobby Woolf’s discussion of Process Managers in the book “Enterprise Integration Patterns” (p 322) was a good starting point.
Searching further, I found that Vaughn Vernon detailed a version of this code in Scala for his book “Reactive Messaging Patterns with the Actor Model” (p 292), and spoke about it in conference talk: “Building a Reactive Process Manager, Twice.”
From there, I decided to write a version of this Process Manager in C# using Akka.NET. Here’s the code: github.com/heynickc/akka_process_manager
Hopefully this helps if you ever find yourself looking for an Actor-based Process Manager with some supplemental discussion to get you on your way.
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