React: Event-driven PHP

It’s like, so amazing, man. NodeJS is all the hype these days. It takes the reactor pattern and uses libev to do crazy things. That stuff is not new, there’s been solutions for ruby and python for ages. But obviously PHP can’t do these things, right? Right? Well guess what, PHP can do it just fine. Enter React. React is a library for building event-driven servers with PHP. It’s highly alpha, but already has some libraries based on it. I will rant about the NodeJS community, and then tell you how React works and show you what you can do with it. It will blow your mind!