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Reactive Programming with Swift 4

By : Navdeep Singh
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Reactive Programming with Swift 4

By: Navdeep Singh

Overview of this book

RxSwift belongs to a large family of Rx implementations in different programming languages that share almost identical syntax and semantics. Reactive approach will help you to write clean, cohesive, resilient, scalable, and maintainable code with highly configurable behavior. This book will introduce you to the world of reactive programming, primarily focusing on mobile platforms. It will tell how you can benefit from using RxSwift in your projects, existing or new. Further on, the book will demonstrate the unbelievable ease of configuring asynchronous behavior and other aspects of the app that are traditionally considered to be hard to implement and maintain. It will explain what Rx is made of, and how to switch to reactive way of thinking to get the most out of it. Also, test production code using RxTest and the red/ green approach. Finally, the book will dive into real-world recipes and show you how to build a real-world app by applying the reactive paradigm. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to build a reactive swift application by leveraging all the concepts this book takes you through.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Free Chapter
1
Migrating from Swift 3 to Swift 4
2
FRP Fundamentals, Terminology, and Basic Building Blocks
3
Set up RxSwift and Convert a Basic Login App to its RxSwift Counterpart
8
RxTest and Custom Rx Extensions – Testing with Rx
10
Schedule Your Tasks, Don't Queue!
11
Subscribe to Errors and Save Your App
12
Functional and Reactive App-Architecture

To get the most out of this book

We assume that you, the reader of this book, already have intermediate knowledge of Swift programming language and have worked on iOS applications before.

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Conventions used

There are a number of text conventions used throughout this book.

CodeInText: Indicates code words in text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, pathnames, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles. Here is an example: "Setting up an RxSwift environment"

A block of code is set as follows:

use_frameworks!
target 'YOUR_TARGET_NAME' do
pod 'RxSwift'
pod 'RxCocoa'
end

Any command-line input or output is written as follows:

 sudo gem install cocoapods

Bold: Indicates a new term, an important word, or words that you see onscreen. For example, words in menus or dialog boxes appear in the text like this. Here is an example: "Now pick the recently installed Swift 4.0 Snapshot and restart Xcode IDE"

Warnings or important notes appear like this.
Tips and tricks appear like this.