This post is a super brief summary of the RxJS fundamentals. If you are interested in RxJS, read the complete article on Medium, where I added a short example.
But first, let's dive into the three things you need to know about RxJS.
According to the official documentation, "RxJS is a library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs by using observable sequences".
In other words, RxJS is a library that helps us manage and manipulate data over time.
2. RxJS offers some advantages over Promises
RxJS offers several advantages compared to traditional techniques like Promises. Here are two key advantages:
- RxJS can produce multiple values over time
- Unlike Promises, it is possible to cancel async operations before they terminate
3. RxJS share some principles with Reactive Programming
Reactive programming is simply programming with asynchronous data streams. Anything can be a stream: variables, user inputs, data structure, etc. Therefore, it is possible to listen to the stream and react appropriately.
When we combine the functional paradigm with reactive programming we want to dynamically specify the behavior of values when we declare them.
Thanks to RxJS operators, we get a set of tools to merge, filter, and manipulate data streams.
Being a very short intro, there are no examples nor code. But at least you have some idea about RxJS. If you are interested, learn more about RxJS.
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