Example repo of a redux-like example app using the state on the root component as "store"
All started from a tweet from @sharifsbeat : https://twitter.com/makevoid/status/949284482221264896
I liked the idea a lot! I like simple stuff for simple apps, probably it's not worth going full-redux for small apps. I wanted to keep this setup:
- keep root component
setState()for manipulating a single global state/store, keep
update()as "dispatch" function
Then on top of it the following "improvements":
- pass props to child component normally when it makes sense
- pass store (root component state) to child object via context
- pass "dispatch" function to all child objects via context
I don't like the overhead of mapStateToProps for every component. I know context can conflict with third party libraries but it's a risk I want to take for small apps.
OK, this works, it's a bit strange because I used parceljs (which is an interesting alternative to webpack/rollup btw) but also because I'm binding the
App instance on the
App prototype. Other than that I'm pretty happy with the results. I won't use it for big apps but for small apps and prototypes I think it makes sense. If you know any way to improve this please @me on twitter or fork the repo :) .
- App is the main component (app.js)
- Home is an example of a child component (home.js)
- reducer.js contains the reducer function
- Comp is the component to propagate the context (comp.js)
personal note: I like parcel.js but I fill strange using async/await for importing other files, ok for performance/lazy loading reasons but it feels overcomplicated to me.