Twitter Utils futures and Akka futures are similar yet differ in
important ways. Perhaps the most significant difference is that Twitter
Utils futures require another software layer before they are usable.
Unlike Akka Futures, Twitter futures do not assume a dispatch mechanism,
which allows/requires layers like Finagle to be developed; Finagle
specializes Twitter Utils futures for web apps. I have additional notes
on the other differences, and a mapping of methods between the two
implementations, which I might publish if there is sufficient interest.
You are the first person to ask me a question on that topic.
I am preparing excerpts from the book for publication; not entire
chapters, but selected topics that are developed well enough to stand on
their own as independent articles. Here
<http://www.mslinn.com/blog/?p=870&preview=true>is one, still under
development. It is not guaranteed to remain available at this URL and
will likely surface somewhere else when it is ready. Hope that helps.
On 3/12/2012 12:21 AM, Jacobus Reyneke wrote: