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Applying Reactive Programming to Existing Applications



Ben Christensen discusses the mental shift from imperative to declarative programming, working with blocking IO such as JDBC and RPC, service composition, debugging and unit testing.


Ben Christensen is a software engineer on the Netflix Edge Engineering team responsible for communication between Netflix devices and its cloud services. Recently involved in open source projects such as Hystrix and RxJava.

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The Philadelphia Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference has established itself as the most diverse and interesting conference on the East Coast. Curated by developers, for developers, it brings together the brightest minds in software development.

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Jul 19, 2015