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Actor is a programming language created for building distributed systems and large-scale, resilient applications. Based on the Actor model, it simplifies concurrent and parallel programming by treating "actors" as the universal primitives of concurrent computation. Each actor encapsulates state, behavior (methods), and communication through asynchronous message passing. The design helps manage complexity in parallel processes within a single machine or across a network of machines. Actor uses Elixir-syntax-inspired syntax to build scalable and maintainable systems that can handle large amounts of work without becoming overburdened by locks or race conditions typical of traditional multi-threading approaches.

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