Reactive is a software architecture style for managing dataflows and providing resilience and elasticity for applications at the system level. It’s based on the Reactive Manifesto and can be implemented using a variety of tools.

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It takes energy to rise above a challenging situation and take a proactive approach. This energy is required in order to prevent the situation from spiraling out of control. For example, it takes a lot of effort to remain calm in the face of a difficult boss or when your stock goes down after you’ve invested your hard-earned cash. Developing proactive behavior helps you control what happens to you and leads to a better quality of life.

Reactive Programming is one tool that can help you build a Reactive Application, but it only addresses dataflow management through asynchronous and non-blocking execution. The real challenge is how to construct a Reactive Application at the system level, with features such as resilience, elasticity, mobility and location transparency – especially when dealing with distributed systems with a large number of services. This requires more than simply abstracting away OS-specific resources and sprinkling asynchronous APIs and Circuit Breakers across your existing software stack.