Programming Reactive Extensions and LINQ

Programming Reactive Extensions and LINQ

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Pro Reactive Extensions and LINQ is a deep dive into the next important technology for .NET developers: Reactive Extensions. This in-depth tutorial goes beyond what is available anywhere else to teach how to write WPF, Silverlight, and Windows Phone applications using the Reactive Extensions (Rx) to handle events and asynchronous method calls. Reactive programming allows you to turn those aspects of your code that are currently imperative into something much more event-driven and flexible. For this reason, it's sometimes referred to as LINQ for Events. Reactive programming hinges on the concept of the observable collection, as opposed to the simple enumerable collection with which we're all familiar. For example, to extract data from a collection and add it to a list box, you would traditionally iterate through the list box, extracting each object in turn. This approach works fine, but it requires significant knowledge about the data you're working with, which can be limiting. In Rx programming, you're instead informed about each object in turn and then free to react to each notification however you like, which affords much greater flexibility. This book shows you how reactive programming can be applied to a range of situations-from WPF applications to Windows Phone apps-to improve coding efficiency and boost performance.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 12.7mm | 340.19g
  • aPress
  • Berkley, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • biography
  • 1430237473
  • 9781430237471
  • 935,697

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About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty is a Master Consultant for Falafel Software, aMicrosoft MVP, a Telerik MVP, an author, and he creates courses forPluralsight. Liberty hosts the popular Yet Another Podcast and his blog isconsidered required reading. He was a Senior Evangelist for Microsoft, a XAML Evangelistfor Telerik, a Distinguished Software Engineer at AT Software Architectfor PBS and Vice President of Information Technology at Citibank. Jesse can befollowed on twitter at @JesseLiberty

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