March 16–17, 2015: Training
March 17–19, 2015: Conference
Boston, MA
Dean Wampler

Dean Wampler
Vice President, Fast Data Engineering, Lightbend

Website | @deanwampler

Dean Wampler, Ph.D., is the Architect for Big Data Products and Services for Typesafe. He builds scalable, distributed applications using Spark, Hadoop, Mesos, Scala, and the Typesafe Reactive Platform. He is the author of several books for O’Reilly on Scala, Hive, and Functional Programming. Dean is a contributor to several open source projects and he co-organizes several technology conferences and Chicago-based user groups. Follow Dean on Twitter @deanwampler.

Sessions

10:45am–12:15pm Thursday, 03/19/2015
Reactive and its variants
Location: 302
Tags: reactive
Dean Wampler (Lightbend)
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 25 ratings)
The Reactive Manifesto attempts to codify core traits required of all so-called Reactive systems, without being overly prescriptive. The traits are Responsive, Resilient, Elastic, and Message Driven. Actually, these traits are a renaissance of classic ideas adapted to modern needs. I'll explain the traits and present several representative examples. Read more.
3:30pm–5:00pm Thursday, 03/19/2015
Reactive and its variants
Location: 304
Tags: reactive
Dean Wampler (Lightbend)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
The Reactive Manifesto's "Resilient" trait requires a system to stay responsive when failures happen. I'll discuss how real-world systems do this, starting with in-process techniques in Go, Clojure's core.async, and Reactive Extensions. Next, I'll discuss how some tools prevent common failures in the first place. I'll finish with the Actor model's strategic use of supervisor hierarchies. Read more.