Incremental Computing

Related field to reactive programming

  • Microsoft Excel is a good example of incremental computing
  • Works best when there’s a bunch of shattered inputs - ie market data that updates inpendantly.
  • Connecting to imperative APIs (ie. virtual-doms - think reactjs)
  • Where diff/patch is required
  • Network protocols
  • Translating views - go from state view back to diff based view.
  • It’s functional programming view - general purpose glue for hooking.



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