Reactive programming was born as a way of meeting the developers’ constant struggle with the explosion in both the number of internet users and the technology powering apps. It’s not something new, yet an entirely different way of thinking, so many devs find it hard to cope with. Yet, once mastered, it offers many compelling benefits among which cleaner, more readable code base, easier to handle complex threading, and smoother, more responsive user experience.
As the name suggests, we will cover the RxSwift and RxCocoa frameworks, learning new concepts in a practical hands-on approach. With these in mind, let’s see the topics that we will cover:
Reactive Mindset. Observables and Observers
Subjects and Traits
Operators (filter, transform & combining)
Handling errors & debugging
+ Playgrounds & Build an IOS app reactively
This course is tailored for beginners in the reactive programming way of thinking and devs that aim to refresh their knowledge of RxSwift and RxCocoa. We will understand together the main concepts behind the reactive languages and the particularities of the RxSwift and RxCocoa frameworks. We will insist on "Why?" teams adopt the reactive way of developing apps, since we consider that it's important for students to understand WHAT we're trying to achieve and WHY.
As pre-requisites for this class, you’ll need a Mac with Xcode installed, CocoaPods and previous knowledge of Swift programming language. Please see the links in the References slide of the lecture, if you need help configuring your environment. I recommend to take the latest versions whenever possible.
To get the most out of this course, I advise to exercise all the steps described within the lectures and whenever a concept or idea is not fully explained or clearly understood, either reach out with questions on the Q&A section or consult online resources.