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use-cofx Build Status

Use cofx with react hooks

Awhile ago I created cofx which is a library with a similar API to redux-saga but without redux. Since then I have spawned a few libraries built on top of it and use-cofx is the latest iteration. What this library allows you to do is call a generator function within your react component and the results will get memoized. It has a loading state, value, and error. Since the API is extremely similar to redux-saga, it would be trivial to convert these generator functions into sagas at a later time if so desired.

For those who don't know, the biggest value added to using a declarative side-effects library like cofx is the ability to test async io in a synchronous manner. Because the generators you write simply yield JSON, it is very easy to test using a library like gen-tester

import useCofx from 'use-cofx';

function* fetchMovies() {
  const resp = yield call(fetch, '/movies');
  const json = yield call([resp, 'json']);
  return json;
}

const App = () => {
  const { loading, error, value } = useCofx(fetchMovies);

  if (loading) {
    return <div>Loading ...</div>
  }

  if (error) {
    return <div>Error: {error.message}</div>
  }

  return (
    <div>
      {value.map((movie) => {
        return <div>{movie.title}</div>
      })}
    </div>
  );
};

See cofx for more information on what cofx can do

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