Maintain Self-resetting State in Your Observable Streams using the RxJS scan Operator

Rares Matei
InstructorRares Matei

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Our manager, unaware of how much our functional reactive approach has kept us delivering these features on time and bug-free, decides they want a small new feature added to the spinner before the next release: a percentage indicator, showing how many tasks have finished out of the total started since the spinner was last shown. So in this lesson we will be looking at combining the existing observables that gives the up to date count of tasks, together with a more advanced use of the scan operator, to create a stream that tells us the total count of tasks that have been launched since the spinner was last shown, and how many of them have completed. We’ll also take advantage of scan’s disposal behavior to reset its state when the spinner hides.