The .NET Reactive Extensions (Rx) is a library to compose asynchronous and event-based programs using observable collections and LINQ-style query operators. Rx is a superset of LINQ’s standard query operators that exposes asynchronous and event-based computations as push-based, observable collections via the new IObservable interface in .NET 4. This course walks you through the details of working with Rx to develop asynchronous applications.
The long-term success and evolution of many companies balances on the effectiveness and versatility of their software architecture and the teams that design, implement, and deploy it. To continue to find success and evolution within your own role you must at some point become as skilled in the breadth of what software architecture solutions can include as you are in the depths of programming knowledge that you already have. The more involved you are with software architecture—and even if you don't carry the title of architect you can bet you are involved—the more technical breadth becomes critical. You must understand tradeoffs, technology options, and engineering best practices, plus have the leadership chops to execute your vision.
When Paul Humphreys and Andy McCluskey reunited as Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark to appear on German TV in June 2005, they hadn't performed together for 16 years. Yet it went so well that they soon made plans for a full return to the live arena involving their former bandmates Martin Cooper and Malcolm Holmes, the other two members of the line-up that made the epochal Architecture & Morality album in 1981. Indeed, in May 2007, they embarked on a European tour which included two dates at London's Hammersmith Apollo and saw them perform Architecture & Morality in toto complete with its trio of Top 5 hits Souvenir, Joan Of Arc and Maid Of Orleans followed by a dozen of their synth-pop hits, from Electricity, their wonderful 1979 debut for Factory Records, to the rousing Walking On The Milky Way from 1996, via the yearning If You Leave, their 1986 US breakthrough from the soundtrack to Pretty In Pink.