Reactive Programming in gaining a lot of attention recently, but what's is it? It is a culmination of a lot of good ideas developed over the years, but brought together by the forces of recent developments, both in terms of software and hardware (multicores, mobile devices). Developing a fast application is easy, but developing applications that are responsive and at the same time gracefully handle failure, to be resilient is not. In this presentation we will quickly go over what reactive programming is and what a reactive application is, but then dive into code level details of how to actually create them.
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.
He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects.
Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him on twitter at @venkat_s.