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Secret Powers of Chrome DevTools

Anushree gives tips on boosting productivity levels by looking at some of the lesser known time-saving features of Google Chrome's DevTools at the ReactJS Girls London Meetup on 25th June 2019.

Using Redux with React Hooks - Should You Though?

React Redux recently released version 7.1, which includes long awaited support for React Hooks. This means that you can now ditch the connect higher-order component and use Redux with Hooks in your function components, but should you? This post will take a look at how to get started using Redux with Hooks and then explore some gotchas of this approach.

Decoupling logic from react components

Whenever there’s a new React project, most frontend developers will fumble around with the basic configurations. Patterns of style implementation, component decoupling and folder structure will emerge - not always for the good. The worst part is that every single frontend dev I’ve ever seen will solve the biggest problem of them all, the business logic conundrum, in a different way. In an effort to create a standard to solve the domain layer issue at Labcodes, I’ve researched a bit and found a good and sustainable way to deal with requests and data processing. The end result: react-redux-api-tools.

React defaultProps is dying, who’s the contender?

After the React team announced Hooks, and pushed functional components as a “solution for all our problems”, this thought ran in my head, why should we use React’s defaultProps and not ES6 Default values for functional components? Then I found this RFC that pretty much says what the React core team thinks about the idea.

Component Story Format

Storybook 5.2 introduces Component Story Format (CSF), a new way to author stories based on ES6 modules. Component Stories are simple, easy to read, and decoupled from Storybook’s internal API so you can use them anywhere.

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