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Swift 3 and RxSwift: Wrapping a URLRequest in RxSwift.

Let’s assume we have request called r, let’s first create an Observable:

let ob:Observable<Something> = Observable.create { observer in
    let task = URLSession.shared.dataTask(with: r) { data, response, error in 

    return Disposables.create {
.subscribeOn(ConcurrentDispatchQueueScheduler(globalConcurrentQueueQOS: .background))

We’re starting the task in our observable, and returning a Disposable that simply cancels our task. And we’re subscribing the a scheduler suitable for background tasks, and observing in our main thread.

These are the bare bones of our RxSwift stuff, but we’re not actually doing anything with the task, we’re not returning either onNext or an error. Let’s do that:

if let e = error {
} else if let r = response as? HTTPURLResponse {
    if(r.statusCode >= 200 && r.statusCode < 300) {
        if let d = data {
            observer.onNext(Response(data: d, response: r))
        } else {
            observer.onNext(Response(data: Data(), response: r))
    } else {
        observer.onError(ResponseError(data: Data(), response: r))
} else {
    observer.onError(ResponseError(data: Data(), response: HTTPURLResponse()))

Firstly, we’re looking for an error, and if there’s one, we return that, otherwise if we have a response, we look at the status codes, and return as appropriate.

Response and ResponseError are simple data objects, and you probably want to do something with Observable.onComplete.

This is mostly stolen from here.

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Swift 3 and RxSwift: Basic subscriptions

Let’s say you’ve installed RxSwift via CocoaPods or whatever. And you can compile with import RxSwift at the top of your swift file.

Let’s create a simple Observable with Observable.from simply listing a bunch of integers.

We’ll subscribe it, looking at the next and error states. When we hit onNext we just print:

let _ = Observable.from([404, 808]).subscribe(
    onNext: {s in
    onError: {e in
        if e is GatesOfHellOpen {
            print("It's a Saturday!")

The onError function is odd. First it’s referencing an error. There’s probably an easier and better way to do this with enums but I know little about that yet. They’re defined class TheRapture : Error {} and class GatesOfHellOpen : Error {}.

If you want to send one down, change the first line for let _ = Observable.error(GatesOfHellOpen()).subscribe( for example.

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