Archive: May 2022

How to get an ActorContext from Akka testKit

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Tammo Sminia

In Akka Typed we need an ActorContext to create new actors.

This poses some problems if we want to create an actor inside a class that’s not an actor. We can pass around an ActorContext from a (higher level) actor. But if this is a longer-lived class, we have to keep in mind that this ActorContext is only valid during construction. So it’s generally frowned upon to pass around the ActorContext.

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