RX – Don’t Start Here
I’ve been working on a project that uses RX for several months now and its a really incredible technology, but annoyingly undocumented. I finally decided I’d watch the videos and stop complaining that there’s no book or guide that will take me from intro through all the functionality with lots of properties and methods explained.
Then again, the videos aren’t exactly informative. Wes and Eric have made a total fetish out of describing IObservable in terms of the dual of IEnumberable and you’ll see that in a bunch of videos. I’d prefer a more solution oriented approach explaining what you can do and common scenarios and then when you understand things, it might be interesting to get that aha when you see that this is the dual of IEnumerable, but introducing it with a deep dive into its duality, while it must be a geek coup, does nothing to help my understanding. Then again, these guys are much smarter than I am, so who am I to argue.
This blog post, in addition to having some cool simple examples, led me in the right direction. This video seems to be what I’m looking for, some actual code with explanations. Too bad my media player only has a 4” screen. Can’t wait till the new one comes.
Looks like I’m right on time, the hands on lab was just published the other day.