Observable vs Promise

Let's dive right in. We have created something called an Observable. An async construct, much like a promise that we can listen to once the data arrives.

let stream$ = Rx.Observable.from([1,2,3])

stream$.subscribe( (value) => {

// 1,2,3

The corresponding way of doing this if dealing with promises would be to write

let promise = new Promise((resolve, reject) => {
   setTimeout(()=> {
      resolve( [1,2,3] )


promise.then((value) => {

Promises lack the ability to generate more than one value, ability to retry and it doesn't really play well with other async concepts.

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