• Jaim Zuber
  • Erica Sadun

Special Guest: Shai Mishali

In today’s episode, the iPhreaks panel talks to Shai Mishali about RxSwift. Shai is an iOS engineer who started his career as a backend engineer. Currently, he is in charge of the Tim Horton’s iOS app, and in his free time he does a lot of open source, specifically within the RxSwift community. They talk about how he got into programming, the difference between React and RxSwift, and they explain ReactiveX. They also touch on the downsides of Rx, how debugging works, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • Shai intro
  • How did you get into developing?
  • Grew up interested in technology
  • How was it learning when you’re not a native English speaker?
  • Language barrier
  • Do you consider yourself an Apple developer?
  • Still does some backend work in Swift
  • Tackles whatever challenges come into his path
  • How are React and RxSwift different?
  • React is a technology that is built on one big idea
  • Big idea behind React
  • Is there a model that iOS developers use that is similar to how React/Reactive programming works?
  • RxFeedback
  • Explain ReactiveX
  • Observables & Binding
  • What are the downsides of Rx?
  • Does Rx feel like functional programming, or the delegate pattern?
  • How does Rx simplify your life?
  • How do you avoid the pitfalls in Rx?
  • How does debugging work?
  • And much, much more!