What is the Effect?

Effects are RxJs-based, so bringing in our knowledge of RxJs from the Observables and RxJs chapter:

The role of an Effect is to listen to any Action that has been dispatched.

After doing this, the Effect checks to see if it has a case for the dispatched Action, in the same way as a Reducer. If there is a case for the Action, the Effect will run that case. This could be making an API call to either get or send data.

Then, the result of the API call would cause the Effect to emit another Action, which a Reducer would pick up, taking us back into the NgRx workflow of Actions and Reducers. So, Effects make calls to the side of the main NgRx workflow, which is why they get the name Side Effects or Effects.

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