EventBus VS RxJava

Compare EventBus vs RxJava and see what are their differences.

EventBus

Event bus for Android and Java that simplifies communication between Activities, Fragments, Threads, Services, etc. Less code, better quality. (by greenrobot)

RxJava

RxJava – Reactive Extensions for the JVM – a library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs using observable sequences for the Java VM. (by ReactiveX)
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EventBus

Posts with mentions or reviews of EventBus. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2020-12-30.

RxJava

Posts with mentions or reviews of RxJava. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-03.
  • Notification when item add to a ListView
    1 project | reddit.com/r/javahelp | 1 Nov 2021
    If you're just looking at making a service call on a regular interval and notifying the user when there's an actual change in data, you can also look into RxJava https://github.com/ReactiveX/RxJava. From here you can "subscribe" to your service call, and then every time you make your service call you can have it look for changes compared to the previous emission .distinctUntilChanged() and then only notify it's subscribers when it notices an actual change. From there you can trigger a local notification and push to a LiveData (assuming MVVM) or otherwise update the UI to match as well.
  • Crash on update
    1 project | reddit.com/r/NewPipe | 14 Oct 2021
    ``` io.reactivex.rxjava3.exceptions.OnErrorNotImplementedException: The exception was not handled due to missing onError handler in the subscribe() method call. Further reading: https://github.com/ReactiveX/RxJava/wiki/Error-Handling | java.lang.IllegalStateException: Migration didn't properly handle: feed_group(org.schabi.newpipe.database.feed.model.FeedGroupEntity). Expected: TableInfo{name='feed_group', columns={name=Column{name='name', type='TEXT', affinity='2', notNull=true, primaryKeyPosition=0, defaultValue='null'}, uid=Column{name='uid', type='INTEGER', affinity='3', notNull=true, primaryKeyPosition=1, defaultValue='null'}, icon_id=Column{name='icon_id', type='INTEGER', affinity='3', notNull=true, primaryKeyPosition=0, defaultValue='null'}, sort_order=Column{name='sort_order', type='INTEGER', affinity='3', notNull=true, primaryKeyPosition=0, defaultValue='null'}}, foreignKeys=[], indices=[Index{name='index_feed_group_sort_order', unique=false, columns=[sort_order]}]} Found: TableInfo{name='feed_group', columns={uid=Column{name='uid', type='INTEGER', affinity='3', notNull=true, primaryKeyPosition=1, defaultValue='null'}, name=Column{name='name', type='TEXT', affinity='2', notNull=true, primaryKeyPosition=0, defaultValue='null'}, icon_id=Column{name='icon_id', type='INTEGER', affinity='3', notNull=true, primaryKeyPosition=0, defaultValue='null'}, sort_order=Column{name='sort_order', type='INTEGER', affinity='3', notNull=true, primaryKeyPosition=0, defaultValue='0'}}, foreignKeys=[], indices=[]} at io.reactivex.rxjava3.internal.functions.Functions$OnErrorMissingConsumer.accept(Functions.java:717) at io.reactivex.rxjava3.internal.functions.Functions$OnErrorMissingConsumer.accept(Functions.java:714) at io.reactivex.rxjava3.internal.subscribers.LambdaSubscriber.onError(LambdaSubscriber.java:79) at io.reactivex.rxjava3.internal.operators.flowable.FlowableObserveOn$BaseObserveOnSubscriber.checkTerminated(FlowableObserveOn.java:209) at io.reactivex.rxjava3.internal.operators.flowable.FlowableObserveOn$ObserveOnSubscriber.runAsync(FlowableObserveOn.java:394) at io.reactivex.rxjava3.internal.operators.flowable.FlowableObserveOn$BaseObserveOnSubscriber.run(FlowableObserveOn.java:176) at io.reactivex.rxjava3.android.schedulers.HandlerScheduler$ScheduledRunnable.run(HandlerScheduler.java:123) at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:938) at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:99) at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:223) at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:7665) at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method) at com.android.internal.os.RuntimeInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(RuntimeInit.java:594) at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:947) Caused by: java.lang.IllegalStateException: Migration didn't properly handle: feed_group(org.schabi.newpipe.database.feed.model.FeedGroupEntity). Expected: TableInfo{name='feed_group', columns={name=Column{name='name', type='TEXT', affinity='2', notNull=true, primaryKeyPosition=0, defaultValue='null'}, uid=Column{name='uid', type='INTEGER', affinity='3', notNull=true, primaryKeyPosition=1, defaultValue='null'}, icon_id=Column{name='icon_id', type='INTEGER', affinity='3', notNull=true, primaryKeyPosition=0, defaultValue='null'}, sort_order=Column{name='sort_order', type='INTEGER', affinity='3', notNull=true, primaryKeyPosition=0, defaultValue='null'}}, foreignKeys=[], indices=[Index{name='index_feed_group_sort_order', unique=false, columns=[sort_order]}]} Found: TableInfo{name='feed_group', columns={uid=Column{name='uid', type='INTEGER', affinity='3', notNull=true, primaryKeyPosition=1, defaultValue='null'}, name=Column{name='name', type='TEXT', affinity='2', notNull=true, primaryKeyPosition=0, defaultValue='null'}, icon_id=Column{name='icon_id', type='INTEGER', affinity='3', notNull=true, primaryKeyPosition=0, defaultValue='null'}, sort_order=Column{name='sort_order', type='INTEGER', affinity='3', notNull=true, primaryKeyPosition=0, defaultValue='0'}}, foreignKeys=[], indices=[]} at androidx.room.RoomOpenHelper.onUpgrade(RoomOpenHelper.java:103) at androidx.sqlite.db.framework.FrameworkSQLiteOpenHelper$OpenHelper.onUpgrade(FrameworkSQLiteOpenHelper.java:177) at android.database.sqlite.SQLiteOpenHelper.getDatabaseLocked(SQLiteOpenHelper.java:416) at android.database.sqlite.SQLiteOpenHelper.getWritableDatabase(SQLiteOpenHelper.java:316) at androidx.sqlite.db.framework.FrameworkSQLiteOpenHelper$OpenHelper.getWritableSupportDatabase(FrameworkSQLiteOpenHelper.java:145) at androidx.sqlite.db.framework.FrameworkSQLiteOpenHelper.getWritableDatabase(FrameworkSQLiteOpenHelper.java:106) at androidx.room.RoomDatabase.inTransaction(RoomDatabase.java:622) at androidx.room.RoomDatabase.assertNotSuspendingTransaction(RoomDatabase.java:399) at androidx.room.RoomDatabase.query(RoomDatabase.java:442) at androidx.room.util.DBUtil.query(DBUtil.java:83) at org.schabi.newpipe.database.feed.dao.FeedDAO_Impl$7.call(FeedDAO_Impl.java:285) at org.schabi.newpipe.database.feed.dao.FeedDAO_Impl$7.call(FeedDAO_Impl.java:282) at io.reactivex.rxjava3.internal.operators.maybe.MaybeFromCallable.subscribeActual(MaybeFromCallable.java:47) at io.reactivex.rxjava3.core.Maybe.subscribe(Maybe.java:5330) at io.reactivex.rxjava3.internal.operators.flowable.FlowableFlatMapMaybe$FlatMapMaybeSubscriber.onNext(FlowableFlatMapMaybe.java:131) at io.reactivex.rxjava3.internal.operators.flowable.FlowableObserveOn$ObserveOnSubscriber.runAsync(FlowableObserveOn.java:402) at io.reactivex.rxjava3.internal.operators.flowable.FlowableObserveOn$BaseObserveOnSubscriber.run(FlowableObserveOn.java:176) at io.reactivex.rxjava3.internal.schedulers.ExecutorScheduler$ExecutorWorker$BooleanRunnable.run(ExecutorScheduler.java:322) at io.reactivex.rxjava3.internal.schedulers.ExecutorScheduler$ExecutorWorker.runEager(ExecutorScheduler.java:287) at io.reactivex.rxjava3.internal.schedulers.ExecutorScheduler$ExecutorWorker.run(ExecutorScheduler.java:248) at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1167) at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:641) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:923)
  • When consuming from a reactive stream is it more like a literal stream where items in the stream ay go by and not get consumed while you're busy, or is it more like a queue?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/learnjava | 3 Aug 2021
    In big words, kafka and rxJava are 2 different things, with kafka you transport data, produce and consume messages, then you can process them however you want. Rx java helps you write asynchronous code and it's no queue/topic related. You can read more here
  • MVVM Architecture On HarmonyOS Using Retrofit And RxJava
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/HuaweiDevelopers | 29 Mar 2021
  • Backpressure in Reactive Systems
    3 projects | dev.to | 14 Mar 2021
    This post provides information on backpressure in general and how RxJava (v3), Project Reactor and Kotlin's Coroutines handle it.
  • JavaFX - Mulithreading Query so the UI doesn't stuck
    1 project | reddit.com/r/JavaFX | 2 Feb 2021
    It's actually very easy to move things off the JavaFX thread. Here's a few options: - Plain old threads - ExecutorService (I would start here!) - RxJava (Look at suscribeOn and observerOn methods)
  • Functional Programming in Java, Explained
    2 projects | dev.to | 14 Dec 2020
    Both of the most popular Java Reactive libraries, RxJava and Reactor, are based on Java 8 Streams API, which means they also use functional interfaces in their code.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing EventBus and RxJava you can also consider the following projects:

Reactor

Vert.x - Vert.x is a tool-kit for building reactive applications on the JVM

otto

RxAndroid - RxJava bindings for Android

Reactive Streams - Reactive Streams Specification for the JVM

tinybus

Flowable (V6) - A compact and highly efficient workflow and Business Process Management (BPM) platform for developers, system admins and business users.

AndroidEventBus - [DEPRECATED] A lightweight eventbus library for android, simplifies communication between Activities, Fragments, Threads, Services, etc.

RabbitMQ Java client - RabbitMQ Java client

LifecycleEvents