Watch out Plunkr, WebpackBin is going to redefine code sharing in 2016
A video introduction to the BETA of WebpackBin, a next generation code sharing tool.
Top features include:
- Compiling with Webpack including loaders for ES6, Typescript and JSX
- Install npm packages
- Download your working app
- Boilerplates such as a working React app
- Live reload
- Real-time code sharing, editing, and passing control
Try it out at webpackbin.com
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Valid JSX complaints: overuse of element nodes and an ugly API for if statements, doctype, and comments
“I’ve spent a few days working with JSX and React and I have mixed feelings about them. React is pretty neat, but I find that they made some very unusual choices when it comes to their API design. Then there’s JSX, definitely the weirdest aspect of React – we’ll look into it as well. I’ve really enjoyed the ES6 and Babel experience, although I’ve noticed that there’s a learning curve where you start to decide whether using an ES6 feature is better than its ES5 equivalent or not, something we’ll explore towards the end of the article.”
Read more at Pony Foo
The breakdown on the Flux pattern: get stuff, do stuff, notify, show stuff, click stuff, get more stuff
Flux by Facebook is an architectural pattern for using their React library. This post by Jonathan Creamer helps explain flux in easy to understand ways.
Read more from the source: Jonathan Creamer
Write a native mobile app using React. It’s fast because React’s view-diffing magic lets you skip the compile step.
James Long gives an in-depth look at his first impressions using React Native, a framework for writing iOS and Android apps in React.
Read more from the source: jlongster.com
Learn the origins of ReactJS, why it is conceptually superior to MVC or MVVM, and the benefits in real-life Facebook apps
Delivering reliable, high-performance web experiences at Facebook’s scale has required us to challenge some long-held assumptions about software development. Join us to learn how we abandoned the traditional MVC paradigm in favor of a more functional application architecture.
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React JS is not accidentally opinionated. It is quite testable. It is SEO compatible. You should use it.
Over the 5-10+ years I’ll be supporting my product, will this code cause me more trouble than it’s worth?
It’s not about how much work the library saves me in initial implementation. Oh, no. That’s trivial in comparison. No, it’s about much maintenance it costs me over the life of my app.
I have five criteria I consider.