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This book shows how to develop software based on parts that interact primarily through an event mechanism. The book demonstrates the use of events in all sorts of situations to solve recurring development problems without incurring coupling. A novel form of software diagram is introduced, called Signal Wiring Diagram. These diagrams are similar to the circuit diagrams used by hardware designers. A series of case studies concludes the book, bringing all the next concepts introduced together. Source code is provided in both C# and VB.NET
Rachid Guerraoui, Luís Rodrigues
Offers fundamental reliable distributed programming abstractions as well as algorithms to implement these abstractions. This book introduces basic abstractions in simple distributed environments. It comes with a companion set of running examples implemented in Java.
The emerging reactive model is ideal for high-performance web applications that need to manage the unpredictably-bursty behavior of the web, along with the potential instability of running on networks not fully controlled. By using application components that communicate asynchronously as they react to user and system events, reactive applications are more scalable, responsive, and fault-tolerant than standard monolithic applications. For web developers working in Java or Scala, the Play framework makes it easy to implement reactive applications without taking on the overhead of building everything from scratch. Reactive Web Applications teaches web developers how to benefit from the reactive application architecture and presents hands-on examples using the Play framework. It introduces Play as a framework to handle the plumbing of applications. The book alternates between chapters that introduce reactive ideas like asynchronous programming, managing distributed state, and fault tolerance and examples that show how to build such applications using Play. Readers new to Play will be able to learn from the ground up. Those already using Play will get a deeper look at how to implement reactive web applications effectively. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.