‘Reactive Programming’, A new buzzword among techies
Reactive programming is basically a model of development that visualizes an application as a series of micro-elements that run in response to a specific event. The term is supposed to be the future of tech industry going forward. Reactive programming approach is not only related to IT processes in an organization but also business processes.
The model of development breaks an application into micro-elements, these elements are running asynchronously. Each element in the reactive programming can be implemented parallel with the other element. The approach focuses on items of work that drive changes in a condition. The consequences of these conditions are related to the other items of work.
Underneath the complex definition of the new buzzword, what lies is the relief from the traditional model of software-drives-worker. Reactive Programming tries to relate to each step of the business task. The whole idea is to let the programmer perform tasks that the business demands. If the task fits into a process of accumulating change, you can continuously update or commit something.
The approach has had a major impact on application design. Instead of sequencing each step, you can create concurrent steps that accumulate to the point where everything that is needed to be done is done. The professional using reactive application performs the business in an optimum way based on conditions. In reactive applications, the outcome is not based on a fixed sequence.
The only threat of reactive programming is that it changes the notion of applications tied to the roles that professionals play. The functional atoms that build the reactive program are themselves the target of support. You still need to have sequences and chain of things in this approach. But these sequences represent effective event source-to-receiver relationships that are mandatory for the change to happen.
The reactive programming approach may seem quite complex to understand at first sight. It also changes the board context of collaboration that traditional workforce is used to. The information-driven sequence flows can help in designing the highly efficient solutions.