This post is my companion sketch notes for all the resources I consumed on the topic of flows. It is not meant to replace the info that I found on the internet but rather supplement it. Nor is it complete or should it be a standalone guide. In fact you can find an excellent list of my favourite resources at the end of the article. It is a document that helps me make sense of the topic. With that disclaimer out of the way…
What if we want to provide multiple values? A stream of values that can be observed? Enter flows. At their most basic, flows have a producer and a consumer.
The interface looks like this (spoiler it’s just suspend functions under the hood)
The consumer gets the multiple values by using a terminal operator.
If I need to change the produced values along the way before consuming them, there are transform operators.
How do I switch from main to io context?
What’s with the hot and cold flows? How do I remember which is which?
Some practical hot flows.
Flows on Android
If you are reading this far I will reward you with an Android portait.