Themes in React Native – Adam Bene – Medium

Themes in React Native  #reactnative #javascript #react #reactjs #reactjs

  • Themes in React Nativetheme provider and UI elementsWhen developing a large scale app it is a good idea to build our own UI components.
  • The styles should be factored out to be DRY.ContextReact context is a suitable tool for dependency injection.
  • Let’s inject our theme.ThemeProvider theme={lightTheme} ButtonTap param is props, 2nd is context.contextTypes has to be defined in order to receive properties in context.
  • Otherwise context will be empty.const Button = ({ text }, { theme }) = ( TouchableHighlight Text style={{ theme.color }}{text}/Text = { theme: PropTypes.shape({ color: PropTypes.string })}ThemeProviderThe return value of getChildContext() will be propagated to its children down the component tree as context.childContextTypes property is needed to defined.class ThemeProvider extends React.Component { getChildContext() { return { theme: this.props.theme } } render() { return this.props.children = { theme: PropTypes.shape({ color: PropTypes.string })}Change ThemesThemes can be changed through props.
  • The example below toggles two themes in the state.light theme by defaultdark theme with smaller border radius, paddings, margins and fontsWorking ExampleYou can try out a working example both on iOS and Android after setting up development environment.react-native run-iosreact-native run-androidSee Also

When developing a large scale app it is a good idea to build our own UI components. The styles should be factored out to be DRY. React context is a suitable tool for dependency injection. Similar to…
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Extracting Logic from React Components

Extracting Logic from #ReactJS Components:  by @Jack_Franklin #Javascript

  • Right now to test formatting of amounts I have to create and mount a React component, but I should be able to just call that function and check the result.
  • Let’s create which will house the function that is currently in our component.
  • To test this, we can replace the body of ’s so that it just calls the new function from our module:

    Notice that I’ve still left the function defined on ; when pulling code apart like this you should do it in small steps; doing it like this decreases the chance of inadvertently breaking the code and also makes it easier to retrace your steps if something does go wrong.

  • Sure, the function is very straightforward for now, but as it grows we can now test it very easily without any need to fire up a React component to do so.
  • By looking through our components and finding standalone functions that we can pull out, we’ve greatly simplified our component whilst increasing our test coverage and clarity of our application greatly.

In the previous screencast we took a React component that was doing too much and refactored it, splitting it into two components that are easier to maintain, use and test. Although I’d recommend watching that video first, you don’t need to have watched it to read this blog post. You can find all the code on GitHub if you’d like to run it locally.
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How I ended up with ReactJS – codeburst

How I ended up with ReactJS

  • How I ended up with ReactJSAs the web platform is evolving day by day, every web developer want to develop responsive and highly interactive web applications.Most of the web developers started using javascript frameworks like AngularJS, ReactJS, VueJS, EmberJS and many more.
  • Even the Javascript started evolving with the help of large number of communities, lot of new frameworks coming up everyday.
  • Initially I use to manipulate the data use javascript and jQuery, these are very good in handling events and some UI related manipulations like events, but the real problem come when you started working with APIs.
  • As every component in the server side changing to JSON for better inter application communication, it is better to choose a side of any framework.CHOOSING A SIDEEvery JavaScript framework is having its own features.
  • But in my observation, while compared to react the component rendering speed is almost similar, there might be some places where the React cant perform well compared to Vue.Aesthetic CodeI do not find Angular as a beautiful framework is because of its interoperability with HTML, most of the people like it, where they don’t need to worry about JS and can customize a lot of things with new Angular attributes inside HTML.

As the web platform is evolving day by day, every web developer want to develop responsive and highly interactive web applications. Most of the web developers started using javascript frameworks like…
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How I ended up with ReactJS – codeburst

How I ended up with #ReactJS

  • How I ended up with ReactJSAs the web platform is evolving day by day, every web developer want to develop responsive and highly interactive web applications.Most of the web developers started using javascript frameworks like AngularJS, ReactJS, VueJS, EmberJS and many more.
  • Even the Javascript started evolving with the help of large number of communities, lot of new frameworks coming up everyday.
  • Initially I use to manipulate the data use javascript and jQuery, these are very good in handling events and some UI related manipulations like events, but the real problem come when you started working with APIs.
  • As every component in the server side changing to JSON for better inter application communication, it is better to choose a side of any framework.CHOOSING A SIDEEvery JavaScript framework is having its own features.
  • But in my observation, while compared to react the component rendering speed is almost similar, there might be some places where the React cant perform well compared to Vue.Aesthetic CodeI do not find Angular as a beautiful framework is because of its interoperability with HTML, most of the people like it, where they don’t need to worry about JS and can customize a lot of things with new Angular attributes inside HTML.

As the web platform is evolving day by day, every web developer want to develop responsive and highly interactive web applications. Most of the web developers started using javascript frameworks like…
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Extracting Logic from React Components

  • Right now to test formatting of amounts I have to create and mount a React component, but I should be able to just call that function and check the result.
  • Let’s create which will house the function that is currently in our component.
  • To test this, we can replace the body of ’s so that it just calls the new function from our module:

    Notice that I’ve still left the function defined on ; when pulling code apart like this you should do it in small steps; doing it like this decreases the chance of inadvertently breaking the code and also makes it easier to retrace your steps if something does go wrong.

  • Sure, the function is very straightforward for now, but as it grows we can now test it very easily without any need to fire up a React component to do so.
  • By looking through our components and finding standalone functions that we can pull out, we’ve greatly simplified our component whilst increasing our test coverage and clarity of our application greatly.

In the previous screencast we took a React component that was doing too much and refactored it, splitting it into two components that are easier to maintain, use and test. Although I’d recommend watching that video first, you don’t need to have watched it to read this blog post. You can find all the code on GitHub if you’d like to run it locally.
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Organizing Large Redux Projects – Collaborne Engineering – Medium

Organizing large #Redux projects:  #ReactJS

  • Now, data handling is no longer buried deep in the UI component files but split out in separated files for action types, reducers, actions, and selectors.Organize by featureInitially we kept the Redux files alongside the UI components, which we organize by feature area (e.g. users-related functionality is in users/ action-types.
  • But the structure has also two major flaws:Redux related functionality is not grouped: The Redux code has to interact across features, e.g. a group has members, which are modeled as users.Data management for UI and for data model is mixed up: The users reducer manages a lookup table byId (i.e. access to the real data) as well as the ID of the currently viewed user.
  • html), which itself only holds the IDs of the members.Match UI components, Redux code, and state shapeTo addressed these two issues, we re-organized the code by UI components vs. Redux and then by data vs. UI:components/ users/ user-ui.
  • html actions.html reducers.html selectors.html reducers.html ui/ users/ action-types.
  • This allows to easily compose the reducers, e.g. the UI reducer brings together the reducers for the users and groups UI:uiReducer = Redux.combineReducers({ users: uiUsersReducer, groups: uiGroupsReducer});Happy coding!Want to learn more about Polymer?

Since we moved to Redux, our data management is finally properly split from our UI components. Now, data handling is no longer buried deep in the UI component files but split out in separated files…
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React Components Explained – Manoj Singh Negi – Medium

Don't understand #ReactJS components? Get to know them with this cool guide:  #JavaScript

  • Something like thisimport React from ‘react’;class MyComponent extends React.Component { render () { return div This is a component /div }}class MyOtherComponent extends React.Component { render () { return ( div MyComponent / /div ) }}This way you are able to compose more complex and useful user interface for your users.
  • Component’s render method return JSX which then use to create real HTML output which will be rendered in the browser.The interesting Thing about render method is that it runs every time when your component State or Props updates.
  • Let me show you a exampleimport React from ‘react’;class MyComponent extends React.Component { constructor(props) { super(props); this.state = { name: “Manoj” }; } render () { return div My name is {this.state.name} /div }}// if we render this component the output will beMy name is ManojIgnore the super(props) (out of the scope of this article) focus on this.state this is where our component state lives.
  • Let’s see an example.class MyComponent extends React.Component { constructor(props) { super(props); this.state = { name: “Manoj” }; this.changeName = this.changeName.bind(this); } changeName () { this.setState({ name: “Your Name” }); } render () { return div onClick={this.changeName} My name is {this.state.name} /div }}In the above code we are telling our React component to call this.changeName whenever user clicks on the div.
  • You can run this code on jsFiddle here.PropsVisualise props as options that can be passed to a component to customize its functionality.For example, I have a heading component which renders a heading with subtitle.class MyHeading extends React.Component { render () { return div h1This is a heading/h1 pSubtitle/p /div }}If I will use this component it will always render same HTML, someting like this.This is a headingsubtitleIf we use our component in this way it is not of much use right ?

The simplest library I ever used in my life is React. As you know React is based upon component design. Everything in React is a component which makes it easy to reuse components frequently. You can…
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