Microsoft DevRadio: Reactive Extensions for Windows 8

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Abstract: win8genapp30
Bart De Smet from the Reactive Extensions team joins Jerry Nixon for today’s episode as they discuss the importance of using Rx and LINQ in their Windows 8 apps. Tune in as they share some background info as well as best practices for .NET developers who want to streamline their code and push their data in real time to users.

Next Steps:
Step #1 – Download the Tools for Windows 8 App Development
Step #2 – Download Visual Studio Express for Windows 8
Step #3 – Start building your own Apps for Windows 8

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    Is there a reason you mention iTunes and RSS but not Zune/Xbox/whatever-it's-called-today in each of the entries here? Or why there appears to only be an Audio subscription there?

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    Great show, I want to learn more about it for I have an idea for an app that will listen to the microphone on the phone and try to do something when a certain level is reached.

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    Jim Wooley

    @wkempf - Originally there was an XNA version of Rx, but that has been dropped in subsequent releases. XNA is based on polling a timer loop rather than being event/stream driven and thus doesn't fit in with the "Reactive" push based models as well.

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