RxPHP: Async programming with observable streams in PHP

PHP has traditionally been synchronous, but with initiatives like Icicle joining the PHP-FIG that is bound to change. In the future doing things like database queries asynchronously will unlock improved performance by removing redundant waiting time.

ReactiveX is a group that offers reactive extensions for asynchronous programming. The flagship product is RxJS, a set of JavaScript libraries bound to become popular as the Angular 2 framework uses it for HTTP communications.

The ReactiveX group supports a number of technology platforms and PHP is now one of them. With RxPHP developers can use the same concepts as with RxJS, but in an Asynchronous PHP setting. This displays that while PHP may be boring, it is very much alive and evolving just as Java and JavaScript are.

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