In this short blog post – in just 10 minutes or less – I’m going to attempt to present what Monix library is and try to convince you why you really need to get to know it.
Formerly known as Monifu, Monix is a library for asynchronous programming in Scala and Scala.js
It contains several useful abstractions and sometimes can be found superior to its vanilla Scala or Akka counterparts. But this post is definitely not going to be about knocking the use of Akka actors or streams. Rather, it’s about another tool in the Scala programmer’s box. I am going to be presenting some of the abstractions that Monix gives and conclude why they are invaluable.