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How Redux Can Make You a Better Developer

When React came out I was really amazed with its easiness of use and learning curve. When I first started learning React I wasn’t aware of the fact that React is just a library and not a fully fledged framework. I wasn’t aware that I would need to make all decisions about architecture and what exactly I would need to use in order to solve some common tasks. Other frameworks would give you solutions and architecture out of the box which is not the case with React lib. Yes, someone might say that I was naive and dumb but that naivety and my will to learn new things pushed me forward and made me a better developer and decision maker.

Getting from Redux to a state machine

This article is about Stent - a Redux-liked library that creates and manages state machines. Stent implements some of the Redux’s core ideas and in fact looks a lot like it. At the end of this post we will see that both libraries have a lot in common. Stent is just using state machines under the hood and eliminates some of the boilerplate that comes with Redux’s workflow.

React Rebuses

We were having too much fun in the #riddles channel in the IR community slack and we did what nerds do, we started to create our own React rebuses.

React & Ethereum: Getting Started With The Minimum Toolset Required 

Learn how to create a smart contract and deploy it to the Ethereum blockchain, using the minimum toolset required: Remix, Metamask, and any text editor.

Protected routes and authentication with React Router v4

Protected routes are an important part of any web application. In this post we’ll break down the “Redirects (Auth)” example on the React Router documentation to learn how to create authenticated routes (routes that only certain users can access based on their authentication status) using React Router.

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