“In Erlang, processes share no memory and can interact with each other only by sending messages. This is exactly how objects in the real world behave.”
“Processes interact by one method, and one method only, by exchanging messages. Processes share no data with other processes. This is the reason why we can easily distribute Erlang programs over multicores or networks.”
Joe Armstrong, in his book,
Programming Erlang: Software for a Concurrent World
Akka actors FAQ: Can you share an "Akka Actors 101" example (a simple "Introduction to Akka Actors" example)?
Sure. If you're looking for a really simple tutorial, check out my Akka Actors "Hello, world" tutorial. If that one is overly simplified and you want something more, continue on here.