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C# 4.0 Unleashed by Bart De Smet

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Modern Approaches to Reactive Programming

To finish off this chapter, we take a brief look at recent evolutions in the space of reactive, event-based programming. With distributed programs becoming more and more omnipresent, the importance of reactive programming is steadily increasing. Think of technologies such as AJAX, which emphasize the asynchronous nature of communications to prevent keeping the user waiting for a network operation to complete. One of the most typical AJAX examples is a dictionary suggest.

Although the concept of asynchronous distributed computing (a key part of future ways of computing with regard to “the cloud”) is a great way to keep the user interface responsive, it doesn’t come for free. Asynchronous programming ...

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