The actor model in computer science is a mathematical model of concurrent computation that treats "actors" as the universal primitives of concurrent computation: in response to a message that it receives, an actor can make local decisions, create more actors, send more messages, and determine how to respond to the next message received.

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In the same time when first object-oriented languages were emerging, another concept inspired by general relativity and quantum mechanics was taking shape – actor model.


The Actor Model is meant to simplify the notoriously difficult world of concurrent programming.


In this post, you’ll be building a JavaScript library that implements the Actor Model, and while most of the implementations mentioned above are more robust, the purpose of this post is to explore the foundations of the model and think about possible use cases.