Useful Higher-Order Mapping Operators

Learn about some useful higher-order mapping operators.

All higher-order mapping operators map each value from an outer observable to a new inner observable and automatically subscribe and unsubscribe from that inner observable. However, not all operators adopt the concat strategy. There are different strategies, such as merge, switch, and exhaust. Let’s break down those strategies!

The mergeMap operator

The mergeMap operator is the combination of the merge and transformation (or mapping) strategies:

mergeMap = merge(merge) + map (higher-order mapping)

Now that we understand well the concepts of higher-order mapping, let’s look at this marble diagram to understand the merging strategy. We’ll take the example of the merge operator.

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