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I don't fully understand reactive extensions, but my inital reading caused me think about the ETL code I have.

Right now its basically a workflow to to perform various operations in a certain sequence based on conditions it find as it progresses.

I can also imagine an event driven way such that only a small amount of imperative logic causes a chain reaction to occur.

Of course I don't need a new type of programming model to make an event driven collaboration like that.

Just the same I am wondering if ETL is a good fit for potentially exploring Rx further.

Is my connection in a valid direction even? If not, could you briefly correct the error in my logic?

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note: i wasn't sure if this should go on SO or here –  Aaron Anodide Jun 5 '12 at 23:31
    
If you're still interested in pursuing this, it looks like someone has had the same idea: reactiveetl.codeplex.com –  shambulator Nov 30 '12 at 10:28
    
thanks for the link! –  Aaron Anodide Dec 3 '12 at 6:17

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My first instinct is to say no: Rx is about observable collections and asynchronous programming, whereas ETL is about dynamic data mapping and extraction. I don't see how they are related at all.

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