Getting Out of JavaScript Fatigue - React Edition

Reading Hacker News comments on JavaScript frontend articles is a depressing task these days. The majority is complaining: Tooling too complex, bundling too complex, Too many different frameworks, best practices change too quickly. Spearheading: The React ecosystem. Completely modular with an abundance of libraries, patterns, and abstractions, pushed by an…

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Problems with Flux

I have been writing React/Flux applications for a year now. Looking back at one year of Flux development I can clearly say that this Flux thing works. Past are the days of "I'm not touching that event chain". All the Flux codebases I have worked on were clean, debuggable…

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Avoiding Event Chains in Single Page Applications

At my company, we recently finished the fifth iteration over a medium sized, but very interactive and graphical web-app. We started a first prototype with Backbone and as the project got bigger, expanded to Chaplin with d3.js. Some time ago, we started to use React and liked it so…

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Async requests with React.js and Flux

UPDATE: the methodology of this post is not optimal, read here for a better approach. More and more examples surface on how to use React. The Flux pattern is very important for React, since it enables you to write complex applications without a big framework solution. This is attractive because…

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Why you might not need MVC with React.js

I've compared React to tradional MVC in this blogpost. I covered one important point: re-rendering everything is nice. But I also claimed all kinds of other things (like not needing MVC patterns), but didn't actually reason about them. This caused me to write this follow up. Let me throw out…

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