Netta Bondy

Senior Frontend Engineer

Netta Bondy

Senior Frontend Engineer

Functional Reactive Programming: What Does It Solve? Does It Solve Things? Let's Find Out!

Reactive Extension (Rx) libraries are everywhere, with the promise that they will make our code more declarative, less prone to bugs and overall simpler. But there is a price to pay for this simplicity – the Rx learning curve is notoriously steep. So before we jump head-first into yet another paradigm that promises to solve all our problems, let’s figure out what is really there to gain. In this talk, we’ll look at some common frontend problems, and their proposed solutions in RxJS, and try to answer the question - does FRP really make our lives easier?

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Senior Front-end developer, the co-founder of Baot - Israel’s largest community of women in R&D, and a lover of all things JavaScript. She often codes useless things out of sheer curiosity and stubbornness.