Thoughts About Reactive Programming

Reactive Programming is a "chameleon"! :-) It can be understood as "a style of micro-architecture involving intelligent routing and consumption of events, all combining to change behaviour"1; or it can be defined as "a programming paradigm oriented around data flows and the propagation of change"2. It has something to do with the Reactive Manifesto. Functional programming comes to mind when thinking about reactive programming. And it is a software development field where a lot of interesting progress is being made! Lots to discuss here!

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((All Those Parens!))

Functional programming paradigm and languages are usually associated with core features like pure functions and immutable data (structures)1, and other properties like referential transparency, higher-order (first order) functions, lazy evaluation, and recursion2. They arguably provide programmers with better tools and abstractions to deal with difficult actual problems that involve concurrency, parallelism, big data, etc.

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Responsive Web Design and Mobile First: 5 basic techniques

About a year and a half after reaching 1 billion active users, Facebook hit another milestone: over 1 billion active mobile users. Mashable, one of the biggest sources of content about social media, internet news, and digital innovation, published a survey stating that 17.4% of all web traffic comes from mobile devices. This survey was published in 2013, since which time the percentage has steadily crept upward yearly.

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Getting the Most out of Your Retrospective

The retrospective meeting is a crucial part of the Scrum framework. Its goal is to ensure that the process used is reviewed after every sprint and the team never stops improving. But how can you ensure your retrospective that achieves this goal?

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