Reactive processing methods

Reactive programming can be achieved on several ways. Below a short list of technologies and frameworks in Java landscape.

  1. Executor service in combination of Futures. For fire and forget implementations, use Runnable threads. For implementations whereby a response is required (Fork-Join), use a Callable implementation.
  2. ExecutorCompletionService (Producer-Consumer approach).
  3. Asynchronous service calls. This can be achieved by using an Executorservice or by using the Asynchronous Java EE methods. This is particularly useful for legacy applications.
  4. Actor based frameworks like Akka.
  5. RxJava framework
  6. CompletionService of Java 8
  7. Project Reactor
  8. Spring React
  9. Vert.X
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