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Article Series: Reactive JavaScript

| Posted by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on May 15, 2017. Estimated reading time: 2 minutes |

Introduction

Reactive programming techniques are becoming more prevalent in the constantly changing JavaScript landscape. This article series hopes to provide a snapshot of where we're at, sharing multiple techniques; variations on a theme. From new languages like Elm to the way Angular has adopted RxJS, there's something for every developer, no matter what they're working with.

 

Contents

The SAM Pattern: Lessons Learned Building Functional Reactive Front-End Architectures

Modern User Experience requires an architecture that is able to continuously "react" not just to user inputs, but also to its broader environment. In this article, Jean-Jacques Dubray and Gunar C. Gessner talk about the lessons learned implementing the SAM pattern with different frameworks and libraries.


Language-Level Reactivity with Elm

Reactive programming is becoming more prevalent in the JavaScript programming world. But, it's always added on as an afterthought or a library. But what if it could exist by default, inherent to the language? Richard Feldman shows how the Elm language is just that. Elm doesn't just try to make JavaScript better, it tries to rewrite the developer experience and make it inherently better.


Virtual Panel: State of Reactive in JavaScript and Elm

Reactive programming in JavaScript and the web has fairly mature libraries, yet there is much more work to do before it becomes ubiquitous.
In this virtual panel, we speak with Tylor Steinberger, Brian Hicks and Brian Cavalier - three experts that work with reactive technologies about where we're at and where we're headed.


Seven Operators to Get Started with RxJS

If you're just getting started with Reactive JavaScript and RxJS, the list of available operators can be overwhelming. If you're just getting started, which ones do you actually need? In this article, Vinvent Tunru introduces seven operators along with examples that will help you get a feel for when each of these operators could come in handy.

 

Q&A with Paul Daniels and Luis Atencio on RxJS in Action

RxJS In Action provides a solid introduction to RxJS and lays out what the future of reactive JavaScript programming looks like.  In this Q&A session, authors Paul Daniels and Luis Atencio talk more about RxJS, where it fits into the JavaScript landscape and how it affects JavaScript developers.

 

 

Series Manager

David Iffland is the founder of Heavy Code, an independent software studio, and Principal Software Developer at the University of Illinois.

He has over 17 years of experience building custom web applications and specializes in JavaScript and C#. Outside of software, David is an avid woodworker and loves camping with his family.

He tweets at @daveiffland and writes about software at Notebook Heavy.

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