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Mastering F# by Suhaib Fahad, Alfonso García-Caro Núñez

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Observables

In .NET, the IObservable interface was introduced in the .NET 4.0 framework edition; basically, it is a generalized mechanism for push-based notifications, also known as the observer design pattern. The IObservable<'T> interface represents the class that sends notifications (provider) and the IObserver<'T> interface represents the class that receives from them (the observer). The provider must implement a single method, Subscribe, which indicates that an observer wants to receive push-based notifications. This method returns an IDisposable interface object that can be used to cancel observers any time before the provider has stopped sending them.

Observables are very similar to our F# first-class events, with the inheritance chain of ...

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