In his recent talk at DroidconSE, Matthias Kaeppler (Software Engineer at SoundCloud), proposed the use of RxJava - an implementation of Reactive Extensions for the Java programming language - in Android apps to elegantly handle asynchronous behaviour. After his talk InfoQ spoke to Matthias to discover how other Android developers can benefit from adopting RxJava.
The second version of the Reactive Manifesto was announced at September's GOTO conference in Aarhus. Martin Thompson discusses the need for a revised version of the Manifesto and what its changes mean for the burgeoning reactive community.
The 2.0 version of the Splunk C# SDK is heavily invested in modern C# features. Every major operation from login-onwards is available via asynchronous methods. And for most advanced uses such as sampling, Reactive Extensions come into play.
Reactive Extensions for C++, also known as Rx.cpp, is now available for WinRT via C++/CX and OS X via clang. While still in its early stages, a lot of work has been done since the last preview.
RxJS 2.2 loses weight by only supporting ECMA Script 5 browsers in the default build. It also offers an even lighter weight version that only includes the most commonly used functions.
Reactive programming (RP) is based on data flows and the propagation of change, with the underlying execution model of a programming language automatically propagating changes through the data flow. With the popularity of event-driven, scalable, and interactive architectures both on the server and the client, the concept of “reactiveness” is increasingly gaining attention.
Ian Griffiths has published a six part series on when to use, and when not to use, .NET 4.5’s async features with WPF. The series begins with a post titled Too Much, Too Fast with WPF and Async.
Reactive Extensions (Rx) has been open sourced by Microsoft Open Technologies. This increases the chances that it will be available with Mono soon as well.
Reactive Extensions 2.0 RC is out and it now supports .NET 4.0 (except few features) along with 4.5. It also has several improvements in the way it deals with time.
The new functionality in .NET 4.5 with it the opportunity to revisit the out of band libraries such as Reactive Extensions. Bart De Smet talks about what’s in the Rx experimental branch.
Richard Szalay is demonstrates how Reactive Extensions can be used to make asynchronous testing with the Silverlight Unit Testing Framework less error prone.
Interactive Extensions (Ix) is a set of additional LINQ to Objects query operators based on the work done in the Reactive Extensions. A quick look through the API reveals a set of IEnumerable extension methods under the System.Linq namespace. While most developers already have many of these in their own utility libraries, having a standard implementation for these missing features would be useful.
Microsoft has released version 1.0 of their Reactive Extensions (Rx) library after two years in incubation. Rx combines event-driven UI with LINQ, concurrency and asynchronous calls.
A new preview of TPL Dataflow has recently been released along with Visual Studio Async. Along with performance enhancements and stronger ties with the Reactive Framework, it is being positioned as a foundation for building actor/agent style frameworks as opposed to a complete solution.