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React MVVM architecture powered by MobX.

This example is a simple crypto-currency price feed application. It uses websocket price data as a source (provided by binance publicly)


  • MobX is powerful but too free to use. A team should have a standard & flexible architecture/patterns that works/scales from small to large use cases and yet simple to learn.
  • Encourage others to learn reactive data stream concept. (Highly recommended ReactiveX, i.e. RxJs, RxJava, RxSwift)
  • Utilizing functional programming to compose & transform reactive data stream to desired output or behaviour.

The Heart of MVVM

  • A ViewModel(VM) should have NO dependency of React and should have no idea what the view looks like.
  • A correct implementation of MVVM architecture should achieve 100% decoupled business logic / data flow from views.
  • A pure VM is much easier to test than a "React components with state logic".
  • VMs should be light & cheap and be easily re-implemented with the same interface that consumed by the view.
  • If you are using typescript, you can SAFELY compose the VM with a lot of programming skills(Mixins/Traits/Inheritance) heavily used in other language to reduce boilerplate drastically. Typescript compiler can really protect your code base. (Probably this will become the strongest reason to choose typescript over plain javascript)

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Live On GitHub Page:

Language CodeSandbox
Javascript + React Hooks Edit mobx-react-price-feed-mvvm-example
Javascript + Standard Class Component Edit mobx-react-price-feed-mvvm-example
Javascript + Standard Class Component + Optional Chaining Edit mobx-react-price-feed-mvvm-example
Typescript + Standard Class Component Edit mobx-react-price-feed-mvvm-example

Run in local

yarn install
yarn start

// go to http://localhost:8080