Category: Javascript Gems

The React Alternative: Preact

I guess it was about that time for someone to build an “optimized version” of the React framework to try and supercede its predecessor, and that’s what Preact is. Preat eliminates some of the pain points of React, like passing props and state right into the render function for you (which I really like). I’m…
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React Redux App State with Browser

Sync React Redux State with Browser Events

React is such an amazing tool, but one of the worst things is trying to keep a hundred different libraries in sync with each other. I recently went on an excursion in the realm of state persistence with browser navigation. Ultimately, what was happening was that if I clicked the back button, for example, the…
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Style React with Material-UI

Material-UI is a component library that implements Google’s material design specifications. I provide an overview of it in my article User Experience Design with React. If you don’t mind adding a layer of complexity to your application, then perhaps Material-UI is the way to go because it offers a pretty nice feature set along with…
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User Experience Design with React

One of the greatest yet most cumbersome things about react is the plethora of user experience libraries, tools, utilities, and framework built for React app development. There is something for pretty much anything you could possibly think of. This is an amazing selling point if you’re just getting into react (it was for me!), but…
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