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Reactive Programming in Kotlin

By : Rivu Chakraborty
Book Image

Reactive Programming in Kotlin

By: Rivu Chakraborty

Overview of this book

In today's app-driven era, when programs are asynchronous, and responsiveness is so vital, reactive programming can help you write code that's more reliable, easier to scale, and better-performing. Reactive programming is revolutionary. With this practical book, Kotlin developers will first learn how to view problems in the reactive way, and then build programs that leverage the best features of this exciting new programming paradigm. You will begin with the general concepts of Reactive programming and then gradually move on to working with asynchronous data streams. You will dive into advanced techniques such as manipulating time in data-flow, customizing operators and provider and how to use the concurrency model to control asynchronicity of code and process event handlers effectively. You will then be introduced to functional reactive programming and will learn to apply FRP in practical use cases in Kotlin. This book will also take you one step forward by introducing you to Spring 5 and Spring Boot 2 using Kotlin. By the end of the book, you will be able to build real-world applications with reactive user interfaces as well as you'll learn to implement reactive programming paradigms in Android.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Chapter 9. Resource Management and Extending RxKotlin

So far, you've learned about Observables, Flowables, Subjects, processors, operators, combining producers, testing, and many more things. We have gained most of the necessary knowledge to start coding our applications. The only remaining topic to look at is resource management—the technique of creating, accessing, and cleaning up resources. Also if you're one of the developers who is hungry for a challenge, then you'll always look for ways to customize everything. So far in this book, we've seen how to use operators in their prescribed way. We did nothing innovative and didn't try to customize the operators. So, this chapter is dedicated to resource management and extending RxKotlin through custom operators.

The following list contains the topics we will cover in this chapter:

  • Resource management with the using method
  • Creating custom operators with the lift operator
  • Creating custom transformers (transforming operators) with the compose operator...