AOL is increasingly encouraging its engineers to contribute back to the community and in recent years has released libraries such as Moloch, cyclops, Microserver, and Adapt Strap. These projects support AOL brands like the Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Engadget, and its huge ad-tech systems with AOL Platforms. John McClean, lead developer of cyclops-react, a functional reactive library for Java 8, offers an introductory overview of cyclops-react and demonstrates how it can integrate with other new technologies in the Java 8 ecosystem, such as Pivotal Reactor, Functional Java, and Javaslang.
John McClean is an architect at AOL, where he leads the Advertising Demand Side Forecasting team, which builds and runs a system that processes billions of RTB, impression, and viewability records in real time to generate price volume curves and other forecasts for advertising campaigns in milliseconds. John is also the lead developer for AOL open source projects cyclops-react and Microserver. Extracted from AOL’s forecasting system, these projects allow AOL to rapidly deploy new features that work at scale by guiding Java developers along the path of functional, reactive microservices. John has 16 years of software development experience and has been with AOL for 11 years.
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