Mattt Thompson of NSHipster on the release of ReactiveCocoa:
Good ideas are contagious. ReactiveCocoa is a reminder that good ideas can
come from unlikely places, and that a fresh perspective can make all of the
difference with familiar problems.
I couldn’t agree more. This is a great introduction to the framework in Mattt’s
fun and eclectic style. ReactiveCocoa, by Justin Spahr-Summers and
Josh Abernathy of Github, is a slick library for functional reactive
programming in Objective-C. I’m excited to see what this breeds next.
If the whole functional reactive thing is freaking you out, remember that there
was a time when we implemented object oriented programming with
pointers and structs. A time when setters and getters didn’t use dot notation.
A time when we implemented block callbacks with function pointers. C is a crazy
flexible platform. Apple isn’t the only one exploiting the crazy.
Side note: Justin also built the marvelously crazy libextobjc I linked to
a while back.