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Learning RxJava

By : Thomas Nield
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Learning RxJava

By: Thomas Nield

Overview of this book

RxJava is a library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs using Observable sequences for the JVM, allowing developers to build robust applications in less time. Learning RxJava addresses all the fundamentals of reactive programming to help readers write reactive code, as well as teach them an effective approach to designing and implementing reactive libraries and applications. Starting with a brief introduction to reactive programming concepts, there is an overview of Observables and Observers, the core components of RxJava, and how to combine different streams of data and events together. You will also learn simpler ways to achieve concurrency and remain highly performant, with no need for synchronization. Later on, we will leverage backpressure and other strategies to cope with rapidly-producing sources to prevent bottlenecks in your application. After covering custom operators, testing, and debugging, the book dives into hands-on examples using RxJava on Android as well as Kotlin.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Other RxAndroid bindings libraries

If you are fully embracing the reactive approach in making Android apps, there are many other specialized reactive bindings libraries you can leverage in your apps. They often deal with specific domains of Android but can be helpful nonetheless if you work with these domains. Outside of RxBinding, here are some notable bindings libraries you can use reactively with Android:

  • SqlBrite ( A SQLite wrapper that brings reactive semantics to SQL queries.
  • RxLocation ( A reactive location API
  • rx-preferences ( A reactive SharedPreferences API
  • RxFit ( Reactive fitness API for Android
  • RxWear ( A reactive API for the Wearable library
  • ReactiveNetwork ( Reactively listens for the network connectivity state
  • ReactiveBeacons (