Gartner lists reactive programming as one of the new techs to watch in 2014. So what is reactive and how does it solve some of the common problems?
You can find an interesting explanation here on WiseGeek (http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-reactive-programming.htm).
Microsoft found this interesting enough that they created the Reactive Extensions. Currently there is lot of work going on in applying reactive concepts to the front end but our speaker Val Huber thinks has it has equal applicability in simplifying database and other backend programming.
If you're an application developer, this will be very interesting as an approach to developing applications in a different way. You'll see a demo with some examples of Reactive Programming and creating custom REST APIs.
You'll learn about the concept of Reactive, how it applies to databases, and how it can solve complex enterprise application issues and reduce effort while increasing quality.
Val Huber is CTO at Expresso Logic. Val’s goal in starting Espresso Logic (http://www.espressologic.com/) was to offer a truly agile way for mobile and web developers to build their backend applications. Leveraging the momentum of cloud computing, Val spent two years perfecting the technology to deploy business logic and security on REST and SQL in the cloud.