Saturday, November 12, 2016

Make distributed programming great again: Microservices with Distributed Actor Systems

Part one of a series of our journey building juptr.io: 
How a fundamental abstraction streamlines, simplifies and speeds up developing a web scale system


goes higher, faster and avoids dirty feet :)
Juptr.io is a content personalization, sharing and authoring platform. We crawl 10'th of thousands of blogs and media sites (german + english), then classify the documents to enable personalized content curation, consumption & discussion.
This requires
  • to crawl, store, query, analyze and classify millions of documents
  • horizontal scalability
  • a failure resistant distributed (micro)services architecture
  • java, javascript interoperability
Compared to ordinary enterprise-level projects, a startup has much tighter time and budget constraints (aka startup in europe), so reduction of development effort was a major priority.
We decided to use the following foundation stack .. [this blog has moved, continue reading here]

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