signature: debounce(durationSelector: function): Observable

Discard emitted values that take less than the specified time, based on selector function, between output.

πŸ’‘ Though not as widely used as debounceTime, debounce is important when the debounce rate is variable!


Example 1: Debounce on timer

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// RxJS v6+
import { of, timer } from 'rxjs';
import { debounce } from 'rxjs/operators';

//emit four strings
const example = of('WAIT', 'ONE', 'SECOND', 'Last will display');
    Only emit values after a second has passed between the last emission,
    throw away all other values
const debouncedExample = example.pipe(debounce(() => timer(1000)));
    In this example, all values but the last will be omitted
    output: 'Last will display'
const subscribe = debouncedExample.subscribe(val => console.log(val));

Example 2: Debounce at increasing interval

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// RxJS v6+
import { interval, timer } from 'rxjs';
import { debounce } from 'rxjs/operators';

//emit value every 1 second, ex. 0...1...2
const interval$ = interval(1000);
//raise the debounce time by 200ms each second
const debouncedInterval = interval$.pipe(debounce(val => timer(val * 200)));
  After 5 seconds, debounce time will be greater than interval time,
  all future values will be thrown away
  output: 0...1...2...3...4......(debounce time over 1s, no values emitted)
const subscribe = debouncedInterval.subscribe(val =>
  console.log(`Example Two: ${val}`)

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