Async JavaScript at Netflix

This presentation is the first in a new series of JavaScript talks hosted by Netflix. Jafar Husain (Technical Lead, Netflix) explains how his team uses the Reactive Extensions (Rx) library to build responsive UIs across device experiences.

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You'll learn how Netflix uses Rx to:


  • Declaratively build complex events out of simple events (ex. drag and drop)

  • Coordinate and sequence multiple Ajax requests

  • Reactively update the UI in response to data changes

  • Eliminate memory leaks caused by neglecting to unsubscribe from events

  • Gracefully propagate and handle asynchronous exceptions


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