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Subject is a sort of bridge or proxy that acts both as an
Subscriber and as an
Observable. Because it is a Subscriber, it can subscribe to one or more Observables, and because it is an Observable, it can pass through the items it observes by reemitting them, and it can also emit new items.
For more information about the varieties of Subject and how to use them, see the ReactiveX
When you use a Subject as a Subscriber, take care not to call its
onNext( ) method (or its other
on methods) from multiple threads, as this could lead to non-serialized calls, which violates the Observable contract and creates an ambiguity in the resulting Subject.
To protect a Subject from this danger, you can convert it into a
SerializedSubject with code like the following:
mySafeSubject = new SerializedSubject( myUnsafeSubject );