Space, time and state

A session at .NET Fringe Conference

Monday 13th April, 2015

10:00am to 10:30am (PST)

Reactive this, reactive that. Building responsive and predictable GUI applications is what we strive for, and reactive programming is the new trendy way to achieve that. But, if you think about it, almost everything we program today can be given the description of reactive programming. We react to user input by changing our application state.

The presence of state, and state that changes over time has important implications for our application architecture. It complicates things enormously. Writing reactive applications which are easy to reason about, is no simple task.

This talk will reveal how reactive programming is only half the story of building responsive, testable and predictable applications. We will discover how applying a functional style to our code can allow us to clearly reason about, and react to user input over time.

Using Reactive Extensions, we will explore what it means to mix traditionally imperative design patterns with functional reactive programming. We will discover that while the two ideas complement each other, managing state can prove to be an annoying wrinkle in your beautifully reactive code. Then we will take a look at some tricks you can use to remove the need for state without sacrificing clarity in your architecture.

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Amy Palamountain

Coding and being awesome in New Zealand. Backend Brat. Word to who made you. Put your guns up.

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27 attendees

  • Adron Hall
  • alistair beck
  • Amy Palamountain
  • Anastasia Nishnevich
  • Bob Schroeder
  • Brandon Morales
  • Bridge.NET
  • Christopher
  • Valerie Roske
  • Dave Bordoley
  • Greg Mason
  • Bar Arnon
  • Marty Hope
  • Janak
  • Jb Evain
  • Joe Waid
  • Josh Kodroff
  • Loren Paulsen
  • MikeDowd
  • Nicholas Carey
  • Nick Berardi
  • Joshua Shannon
  • Jasmine
  • Rich Lander
  • Josh Luth
  • Sreenivas Reddy Mallipeddi
  • Sergei Vorobev

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Time 10:00am10:30am PST

Date Mon 13th April 2015


Main Stage, Bossanova Ballroom

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