Thespian Multi-System Configurations
This is a 6-Act “play” that shows the simple development of an Actor-based application from the initial concept to a powerful, deployable, fault-tolerant and self-healing application. It demonstrates several of the features of Thespian and provides an understanding of how those features can be used individually or in combination to make effective Actor-based applications.
Act 1 – introduction and cast of characters
Act 2 – coordinating Actor activities
Act 3 – re-using the same Actors
Act 4 – dealing with failure
Act 5 – multiple systems with different capabilities
Act 6 – loading multiple sources and on-demand distribution
Each Act (except the first) makes a simple set of adjustments to the
set of sources making up the example, and a
script is provided to make it easy to see the changes from the
The sources provided can be run as part of each Act, and the user is encouraged to experiment and modify the Actors involved.