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Async, LINQ, and the Future of RxJS

by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 23, 2013 2

Reactive Extensions for JavaScript 2.2 includes an optional component for working with asynchronous data sources. Known as rx.async.js, this fulfills the need for binding to events, callbacks, and promises. And in the horizon is support for LINQ style query expression parsing.

Introducing Reactive Extensions for C++

by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 20, 2013

Reactive Extensions for C++, also known as Rx.cpp, is now available for WinRT via C++/CX and OS X via clang. While still in its early stages, a lot of work has been done since the last preview.

Reactive Extensions for JavaScript Loses Weight and Older Browsers

by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 19, 2013 1

RxJS 2.2 loses weight by only supporting ECMA Script 5 browsers in the default build. It also offers an even lighter weight version that only includes the most commonly used functions.

Reactive Programming as an Emerging Trend

by Dio Synodinos on  Aug 28, 2013 2

Reactive programming (RP) is based on data flows and the propagation of change, with the underlying execution model of a programming language automatically propagating changes through the data flow. With the popularity of event-driven, scalable, and interactive architectures both on the server and the client, the concept of  “reactiveness” is increasingly gaining attention.

When to Use WPF with Async and Reactive Extensions

by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 22, 2013

Ian Griffiths has published a six part series on when to use, and when not to use, .NET 4.5’s async features with WPF. The series begins with a post titled Too Much, Too Fast with WPF and Async.

Microsoft Open Sources Reactive Extensions

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Nov 09, 2012

Reactive Extensions (Rx) has been open sourced by Microsoft Open Technologies. This increases the chances that it will be available with Mono soon as well.

Rx 2.0 Gets .NET 4.0 Support, Handles Absolute Time Better

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jun 27, 2012

Reactive Extensions 2.0 RC is out and it now supports .NET 4.0 (except few features) along with 4.5. It also has several improvements in the way it deals with time.

Reactive Extensions for .NET 4.5

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 31, 2011

The new functionality in .NET 4.5 with it the opportunity to revisit the out of band libraries such as Reactive Extensions. Bart De Smet talks about what’s in the Rx experimental branch.

Writing Asynchronous Tests with Rx and Silverlight

by Jonathan Allen on  Aug 09, 2011 1

Richard Szalay is demonstrates how Reactive Extensions can be used to make asynchronous testing with the Silverlight Unit Testing Framework less error prone.

Interactive Extensions for LINQ to Objects

by Jonathan Allen on  Jul 28, 2011 3

Interactive Extensions (Ix) is a set of additional LINQ to Objects query operators based on the work done in the Reactive Extensions. A quick look through the API reveals a set of IEnumerable extension methods under the System.Linq namespace. While most developers already have many of these in their own utility libraries, having a standard implementation for these missing features would be useful.

Rx 1.0 Solves the Problem of Asynchronous Data Access

by Abel Avram on  Jun 30, 2011

Microsoft has released version 1.0 of their Reactive Extensions (Rx) library after two years in incubation. Rx combines event-driven UI with LINQ, concurrency and asynchronous calls.

Asynchronous Message Processing using Task Parallel Library and Reactive Extensions

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 25, 2011

A new preview of TPL Dataflow has recently been released along with Visual Studio Async. Along with performance enhancements and stronger ties with the Reactive Framework, it is being positioned as a foundation for building actor/agent style frameworks as opposed to a complete solution.

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