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Jafar Husain explains how Netflix uses reactive programming to build and consume REST endpoints, and how they work around the limitations of the HTTP protocol to create high-performance REST APIs. Filmed at qconsf.com.
Jafar Husain has been working as a software developer for 16 years. He's developed software for companies like GE, Microsoft, and Netflix. He specializes in building web servers and clients using functional reactive programming, and was the first user of the Reactive Extensions Framework. He's also responsible for "Falkor", a RESTful data access framework that powers most Netflix clients.