Building Reactive Apps

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James Ward from Typesafe will be presenting on the topic of building reactive applications.


Non-blocking, asynchronous, and reactive programming models are all the rage today. This session will explore in-depth why these patterns are important in modern apps. We will drill down and see how to apply them to event-driven web, mobile, and RESTful apps. To illustrate the concepts, we will use Java, Scala, Akka, and the Play Framework as examples.

There will be pizza and drinks sponsored by Typesafe.

hangout/drinks/food afterwards at Catalyst (300 Technology Square, by Main & Albany)

At MIT, allow extra time to find the room. Enter the Stata Center at 32 Vassar Street, opposite the sign for 43 Vassar Street. Take the elevator (under a sign saying "Alexander W Dreyfoos Building" to the fourth floor. (If you find yourself instead in the Gates Building part of the Stata Center, return to ground floor and walk to the other end of the building to the Dreyfoos elevators.) On the fourth floor, turn left out of the elevator and then right, through double doors, straight onto orange carpet, then right.

(building doors locked? wait a few minutes for someone to go in or out)