Friday, February 26, 2016

Intro to Rx.NET (Reactive Extensions)

Thanks to the gang for joining me at the Microsoft Store in Salem NH for my preso on "Intro to Rx.NET"   Being that it's a toolkit I've been digging a lot at work lately, I had a feeling folks might appreciate a broad brush into to it.

Please check out the Granite State (NH) Windows Platform App Devs (#WPDevNH) on meetup.com to connect with the group and maybe even participate, yourself.  In addition to the core presentation topic, we had a great debate in speculation on how Microsoft's purchase of Xamarin might settle out.  Also, I'll be attending Build 2016, so we're talking about having a special meeting early in April to recap and consider future presentations. (stay tuned!)

Rx reminds me a lot of other declarative language elements (XSL, XAML) in that it seems really natural, then you start looking at more advanced stuff and the complexity becomes boggling... then you start to really understand the abstractions and it feels natural again.

Without further ado, here's my slides for the presentation:


I'd like to thank the folks at http://IntroToRx.com, I referenced them more than any other source putting this together.

Finally, for the code I demoed, please check out the post I mentioned, here:


Hope to see you soon!
-Jim Wilcox
The Granite State Hacker