Reactive - Is it really a Magic Pill?

Tech Triveni speaker Bhavya Aggarwal

Bhavya Aggarwal


Knoldus Inc

About Bhavya Aggarwal

Bhavya is a technologist by heart and has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. He has seen multiple eras of software development from mainframes to the advent of Java, Big Data, Reactive Stack, AI, and ML. Still a learner in this vast space of technology.


Reactive stack paints a very rosy picture of the way to develop the scalable applications focusing on the 4 fundamental things that are responsive, elastic, resilient and asynchronous communication. The principles are pretty simple but there are a lot of pitfalls that nobody talks about.

The challenges are numerous to build the system in the right way and in this talk we will focus on what are these pitfalls and how can we avoid them. We will be exploring the myth that once you adapt to it the journey will be smooth and show how these distributed systems add to additional complexity but can be managed by making smart decisions. I will share our experience of building Reactive Applications and how we have overcome the difficulties that we encounter.

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