Making ReactJS Realtime With Websockets

Making #ReactJS Realtime With #Websockets

  • Installation – Now, install create-react-app and also scaffold a new React app with the following commands: – npm install -g create-react-app – – create-react-app react-pusher – – Once all the necessary files are installed, change directory into react-“pusher and start the application with: – npm start – – By now,…
  • There are number of dependencies required for the application server, so let’s install them immediately: – npm install –save axios body-parser cors express pusher pusher-js – – To configure the entry point of the application, create a file called server.js and paste the code below into it: – const Pusher…
  • /ChatBox.css’; – export default ({ text, username, handleTextChange }) = ( – div – div className=”row” – div className=”col-xs-12″ – div className=”chat” – div className=”col-xs-5 col-xs-offset-3″ – input – type=”text” – value={text} – placeholder=”chat here…” – className=”form-control” – onChange={handleTextChange} – onKeyDown={handleTextChange} – / – /div – div className=”clearfix”/div – /div…
  • /avatar.png”; – export default ({ chats }) = ( – ul – {chats.map(chat = { – return ( – div – div className=”row show-grid” – div className=”col-xs-12″ – – div className=”chatMessage” – div key={chat.id} className=”box” – p – strong{chat.username}/strong – /p – p{chat.message}/p – /div – div className=”imageHolder” – img…
  • The state variables in the app are created and defined in the constructor like this: – … – class App extends Component { – constructor(props) { – super(props); – this.state = { – text: ”, – username: ”, – chats: [] – }; – } – componentDidMount() { – ……

This quick tutorial will lead you through building a basic, realtime group chat app, similar to our demo here…
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