Reactive Programming

In technology, There is always something new lurking out there for us to learn or understand.  Perusing LinkedIn today I came across Part II of a Reactive Programming series of blogs:

In short, reactive is likened to spreadsheet cell behavior.  Given a cell [say X1] with a value, and other cells have displays or calculations based on X1’s value.  When X1’s value changes, all referring cells will update accordingly.   Given the good information to the above blog, I direct the reader there for the fuller picture.

  1. Netflix has a framework built around this known as RxJava
  2. Spring 5.0 is coming with this as a feature, coined “Reactive Spring” 
  3. Java 9 will have reactive capabilities
  4. C# has had this capability for a number of years (I’ve seen articles going back to 2009 on this Topic in .Net)

Much like the Lambda hype a couple years ago, this is something with a lot of mind space and chatter around it.

As developers we will do well to keep an eye on this trend to see where it goes.

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13 Java Decks Devs ‘Need to Read’

So I get a LOT of Development-related push content in my inbox.  I sift through a fair amount of it. 

I am simply ear-marking this link for reading sometime later after this post.

13 Decks Java Developers Must See to Stay Updated

A one stop shop of all the slide decks you need to be checking out as a Java dev.

by Henn Idan · Jun. 10, 16 · Java Zone

I will share my thoughts on the truth of that header as I read them.

If YOU a reader happen to catch this post and read the decks, I would appreciate comments left of your thoughts.

– Fshtank