session | WEDNESDAY 24 OCTOBER | 16:10-17:00 | Salon Cartier - Level 3

Akka and Mainframes: I went there

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Mainframes consist of multiple legacy integration points: sockets, script executions and the (dreaded) green screens. Can the actor model and the Akka toolkit be used to modernize these integration points?
 
 The answer: a resounding yes!!! Based on Accenture's Emerging Technology actual mainframe modernization experiences, we have come up with a set of practical integration patterns to migrate mainframe specific integration points using reactive programming concepts. We will discuss how Akka Streams, RPC and back-pressure can all come together to bring about mainframe nirvana!

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