The introduction to Reactive Programming you've been missing

added by JavaScript Kicks
12/10/2014 12:59:37 PM

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So you're curious in learning this new thing called (Functional) Reactive Programming (FRP). Learning it is hard, even harder by the lack of good material. When I started, I tried looking for tutorials. I found only a handful of practical guides, but they just scratched the surface and never tackled the challenge of building the whole architecture around it. Library documentations often don't help when you're trying to understand some function.


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Drew Peterson
12/10/2014 7:00:01 PM
Finally! Some practical FRP examples! I've wanted to really dig into Rx in .Net and/or Javascript for quite some time, but I've never been able to fully wrap my head around how I'd use it day to day (since I'm not writing any of the canonical stock trading apps). Using promises to demonstrate observables was the perfect fit here, it really shows how patterns we already use can be meshed with the Observer pattern to take advantage of Rx. I know what I'm doing on my upcoming vacation now... ;-) What about you @MostlyHarmlessD? I think you had looked into Reactive MVC which uses Rx patterns.

Robert Greyling
12/10/2014 9:39:55 PM
Couldn't agree more @drewpcodes - love this writeup!