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The fight for performance – Is reactive programming the right approach?

Reactive programming promises higher performance of Enterprise Java applications with lower memory requirements. This promise is achieved by avoiding blocking calls that always lead to process and context switches in the operating system. Such context switches have a high CPU and memory overhead, which, of course, is reduced by fewer of such switches. However, this performance gain of reactive programming comes at the price of poorer maintainability of the software. But is the higher performance worth the price and what are the alternatives? Let’s take a closer look at this in this article.

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Reactive programming, HTTP and Angular 2

Reactive Programming and observables are really powerful and go beyond what promises offer. They provide key features like laziness and the ability to cancel them. This allows you to add robustness into Angular 2 applications especially at the level of HTTP to finely control what is executed.