HTTP Alternative RSocket Gets a Home at The Linux Foundation

The list of foundations hosted by the Linux Foundation continues growing this week with the launch of the Reactive Foundation, “a community of leaders established to accelerate technologies for building the next generation of networked applications,” according to a statement. Upon founding, those leaders will include Alibaba, Facebook, Netifi and Pivotal, with the open source RSocket specification and programming language implementations also joining the new foundation’s “formal open governance model and neutral ecosystem.”

RSocket provides a basis for reactive programming at the protocol level and lays the groundwork for reactive programming in cloud native environments, Ryland Degnan, co-founder and CTO at Netifi, said in an interview with The New Stack. It’s considered a replacement for HTTP in cloud native communications.

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