VoV 020: Reactive Programming with Vue with Tracy Lee, Ben Lesh, and Jay Phelps


  • Charles Max Wood
  • Chris Fritz
  • Erik Hanchett
  • Divya Sasidharan
  • Joe Eames

Special Guests: Tracy Lee, Ben Lesh, and Jay Phelps

In this episode, the Views on Vue panel talks to Tracy Lee, Ben Lesh, and Jay Phelps about reactive programming in Vue. They talk about the new additions to RxJS 6, what RxJS actually is, reactive programming, and Vue Rx. They also touch on the basics of RxJS, the difference between Promises and RxJS, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • RxJS
  • The difference between RxJS 6 and the past versions
  • Moving towards pipeable operators
  • Win for application size
  • Error handling has changed
  • What is RxJS?
  • Utility library to better handle your complex asynchronous stuff
  • Very versatile tool
  • Reactive programming
  • Most popular and well-known reactive programming paradigm
  • Became open source at version 5
  • How does Vue Rx fit into all of this?
  • What Vue Rx adds
  • Using RxJS vs Promises
  • Observables
  • Subscription options
  • Observable strings
  • The underbelly of coding
  • Error handling
  • Functional programming
  • Promises are eager
  • Web sockets
  • RxJS is not particular to one language
  • Angular
  • And much, much more!






  • Back up your data more than weekly






  • RxJS docs
  • Experimental branch of RxJS
  • Get some exercise