4.8 stars

feb 3 - very interesting podcast on reactive extensions for .NET (Rx) aka linq to events, i.e. event-based programs using observable collections

  • "if you wouldn't mind, talk to me like I'm a 4-year-old C# programmer"
  • "the whole point of Rx is to write event programming in a way a suit would understand"
  • "in .NET 4 the lego blocks will finally be the right size for most business problems you're trying to solve"
  • "methods take time, properties don't, something you can rely on"
  • "a button is effectively a collection of clicks that may or may not have happened yet"
  • "if you can't explain it in white ink, you can't explain it at all"
  • "mocking is simple with Rx: replace mouse clicks with an array of events"
  • "Rx's motto is democratizing the cloud because the cloud is all about meshing up asynchronous services into a client"

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