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Reactive Extensions for .NET Developers

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The Reactive Extensions library extends the observer pattern, and enables composition of asynchronous and event-based programs. It lets you to treat streams of asynchronous events with the same sort of simple, composable operations that you use for collections of data items, like arrays.

In this episode, we're joined by Michael Stonis (@MichaelStonis) who explains the what, why and when of Reactive Extensions.

  • [01:03] - Why do we need the Reactive Extensions (Rx)?
  • [01:48] - How is Rx different from the Task Parallel Library?
  • [03:54] - Core concepts of Rx
  • [11:30] - When should we bring Rx into your project?
  • [14:30] - Rx demo with Xamarin and ASP.NET Core
  • [22:30] - Learning resources


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    Thanks for the video. There is a lot of great content on C9 from Bart DeSmet on the development of Reactive Extensions. Worth a look for really deep technical insight.

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