You’re working on your Angular application late one night and need to handle some data. That means using RxJS, so you think, “Great! People love RxJS and there are tons of docs. This will be easy!” You remember that someone told you “everything is a stream” and “it’s just an array over time” but in practice, those insights haven’t been as helpful as you’d hoped. You also need to manipulate data in the stream, which means: operators! You head to the docs and you’re looking for just the right operator… Distinct until what? What’s a forkJoin? These examples all have to do with multiplying arrays of numbers, but your data isn’t numerical. Okay, what about these weird diagrams? Wait, what the heck do marbles have to do with programming?!
RxJS is fascinating and powerful, but the learning curve for reactive programming can be challenging (to say the least). In this talk, we’ll take a light-hearted approach to demystifying reactive programming concepts, confusing operator names, and much more. Whether you’re already a reactive wizard or still a fledgling Rx apprentice, you’ll laugh (and maybe cry) while learning some new magic.