Building a Better Web
June 19–20, 2017: Training
June 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

RxJS 5: Thinking reactively

Ben Lesh (Netflix)
9:00am–9:40am Thursday, June 22, 2017
Future JS & Functional
Location: 210 BF
Secondary topics:  Future of JavaScript (ES7, ES8, WebAssembly, etc.), UI frameworks and libraries
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Developers

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of JavaScript

What you'll learn

  • Understand how to think reactively with RxJS


Do you find yourself lost trying to choose the right operator to compose your observables? Do you struggle with how to structure your observable chains? Do you feel like you’re almost there, but you’re just missing something? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there, even the “experts.”

Ben Lesh gets you started down the path to being an Rx expert, sharing common patterns you can use in RxJS with Angular 2 (or any framework) to make your life easier and some common gotchas and problems and how to get around them. You’ll leave knowing how to think reactively.

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Ben Lesh


Ben is a frontend engineer on the Edge Developer Experience team at Netflix, developing realtime analytics tools for the Netflix cloud. He specializes in writing real-time data visualization UI platform code and working on related UI performance. Ben is the lead author and development lead of RxJS 5, a rewrite of RxJS with the goals of better performance and JavaScript future specification compliance. He is also the coauthor of redux-observable and has contributed to various open source projects, such as Angular.js and Redux. He’s also the founder of RxWorkshop.

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