MS Open Tech Cures Asynchronous Spaghetti Code Disease

Adrian Bridgwater | Dr.Dobb's | November 8, 2012

Open sourcing of Reactive Extensions (Rx) to provide a common interface for cloud apps managing data from diverse sources

Microsoft Open Technologies (MS Open Tech) is open sourcing Reactive Extensions (Rx), a programming model developed by Microsoft architect Erik Meijer that allows developers to glue together asynchronous data streams. As independent developer Dave Sexton puts it, "If asynchronous spaghetti code were a disease, Rx is the cure."

NOTE: Launched as a company subsidiary in April 2012 under the watchful eye of XML co-inventor and interoperability champion Jean Paoli, Microsoft Open Technologies is hoped to help major open source projects get better access to Windows code.