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Hanselminutes Podcast 198 - Reactive Extensions for .NET (Rx) with Erik Meijer

February 04, 2010 Comment on this post [1] Posted in ASP.NET | Podcast | Programming | Silverlight | VS2010 | Windows Client | WPF
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Reactive Extensions for .NET LogoMy one-hundred-and-ninety-eighth podcast is up. I sit down with Erik Meijer from the Cloud Programmability Team to hear about the Reactive Extensions for .NET (Rx). Rx is a library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs using observable collections. Sound boring? Not even a little. Rx is a prescription for awesome.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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February 04, 2010 19:18
That's a great introduction to the Rx framework - the clearest I've heard so far. Thanks Scott and Erik.

Scott - I'm intrigued by your pronunciation of Lego as "lay-go". Here in England we pronounce it "le-go" - any Danish people around with a definitive answer?

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