React Patterns. How does React decide to re-render a component? React is known for it’s performance.
Because it has a virtual DOM and only updates the real DOM when required it can be much faster than updating the DOM all the time, even to display the same information. However, React’s “smarts” only go so far (at the moment!) , and it’s our job to know it’s expectations and limitations so we don’t accidentally hurt performance. One of the aspects we need to be aware of is how React decides when to re-render a component. Not as in “update the DOM render,” but just to call the render method to change the virtual DOM. 1.
Mistaeks I Hav Made: Higher Order React Components. When writing user interfaces with the React framework, I often find that several of my components have similar behaviour.
For example, I may have several components that display the eventual value of a promise, or display changing values of an Rx event stream, or are sources or targets for drag-and-drop interactions, and so on. I want to define these common behaviours once and compose them into my component classes where required. This, in a nutshell, is what “higher-order components” do. An Example Use Case for Higher-Order Components Imagine we’re writing an international e-commerce site. When a customer uses the site, the information they see is localised for the country in which they reside. Both the country associated with the user’s session and the list of all countries supported by the application are fetched by HTTP from the server in JSON format and displayed by React components. For example, the user’s country is served as: And the list of supported countries is served as:
When Brad pitched me this, he pointed out there are a good amount of tutorials on getting started in React, but not as much about where to go from there. If you're brand new to React, I recommend watching this intro video. This series picks up where the basics leave off. #Article Series: Warning! When I was first learning, I found lots of beginner guides (i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4) that showed how to make single components and render them to the DOM. For what it's worth, here are some other great guides that aim at beginners: #Series Code. Egghead react cheat sheet 0 14 7. Full-Stack Redux Tutorial. Update 2015-11-06: Updated to the new Babel 6 release.
The Babel packages we need to install are now a bit different, and an additional "babel" section is needed in the package.json in both projects. Reconciliation. Edit on GitHub React's key design decision is to make the API seem like it re-renders the whole app on every update.
In many apps at scale, the choice between fast app load and up-to-date data arises at some point, on some level.
You can cache aggressively, but you’ll probably be serving stale data at some point. You can retrieve fresh data, but you’ll probably be sacrificing some load time. You can shoot for both, but you’ll likely require more hardware, app complexity, or both (read: money). Identifying what tradeoffs you’re able to make depend on your specific app and business needs. This post is about how our team at Tab for a Cause answered this question using React.js and application cache. Where we started Tab for a Cause lets you to give to charity every time you open a tab in your browser, and things have been great—in fact, we just hit a milestone of $100,000 raised for charity—but we had a problem. Our app was too slow. We were making a roundtrip server call and serving a page using Django’s templating system. Christianalfoni WebApp Enthusiast.
Validation is complex.