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Discussion on: Observables, Reactive Programming, and Regret

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Eric Smith

3 is the inspiration for a talk and workshop I give on ReactiveX. I had a similar experience when I first found RxJS - I knew something was super cool there, but I couldn't stick a use case on it.

For what it's worth I think this is true of the entire ReactiveX ecosystem. The ReactiveX homepage starts with a marble diagram of debounce. i just completed a nine month Kotlin project that used RxKotlin extensively and we used debounce...once...I think, yet were very effective using Rx tech all over the place. I think it's easy to fall into the trap, after a while, of saying "here's the cool features!" instead of saying what those features are good for.

This is a really nice article, and RxJS is great.