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@bikeshaving/crank

0.1.6 • Public • Published

Crank.js

Write JSX-driven components with functions, promises and generators.

Documentation is available at crank.js.org. Crank.js is in a beta phase, and some APIs may change. To read more about the motivations for this library, you can read the introductory blog post.

Features

Declarative components

Crank uses the same JSX syntax and diffing algorithm popularized by React, allowing you to write HTML-like code directly in your JavaScript.

Just JavaScript™

All components in Crank are just functions or generator functions. No classes, hooks, proxies or template languages are needed.

Promises today

Crank provides first-class support for promises. You can use async/await directly in components, and race components to display fallback UIs.

Installation

Crank is available on NPM in the ESModule and CommonJS formats.

$ npm install @bikeshaving/crank
/** @jsx createElement */
import {createElement} from "@bikeshaving/crank";
import {renderer} from "@bikeshaving/crank/dom";
 
renderer.render(<div id="hello">Hello world</div>, document.body);

If your environment does not support ESModules (you’ll probably see a message like SyntaxError: Unexpected token export), you can import the CommonJS versions of the library under the cjs directory.

/** @jsx createElement */
import {createElement} from "@bikeshaving/crank/cjs";
import {renderer} from "@bikeshaving/crank/cjs/dom";
 
renderer.render(<div id="hello">Hello world</div>, document.body);

Key Examples

A Simple Component

/** @jsx createElement */
import {createElement} from "@bikeshaving/crank";
import {renderer} from "@bikeshaving/crank/dom";
 
function Greeting({name = "World"}) {
  return (
    <div>Hello {name}</div>
  );
}
 
renderer.render(<Greeting />, document.body);

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A Stateful Component

/** @jsx createElement */
import {createElement} from "@bikeshaving/crank";
import {renderer} from "@bikeshaving/crank/dom";
 
function *Timer() {
  let seconds = 0;
  const interval = setInterval(() => {
    seconds++;
    this.refresh();
  }, 1000);
  try {
    while (true) {
      yield <div>Seconds: {seconds}</div>;
    }
  } finally {
    clearInterval(interval);
  }
}
 
renderer.render(<Timer />, document.body);

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An Async Component

/** @jsx createElement */
import {createElement} from "@bikeshaving/crank";
import {renderer} from "@bikeshaving/crank/dom";
 
async function QuoteOfTheDay() {
  const res = await fetch("https://favqs.com/api/qotd");
  const {quote} = await res.json();
  return (
    <p>
      “{quote.body}” – <a href={quote.url}>{quote.author}</a>
    </p>
  );
}
 
renderer.render(<QuoteOfTheDay />, document.body);

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A Loading Component

/** @jsx createElement */
import {createElement, Fragment} from "@bikeshaving/crank";
import {renderer} from "@bikeshaving/crank/dom";
 
async function LoadingIndicator() {
  await new Promise(resolve => setTimeout(resolve, 1000));
  return <div>Fetching a good boy...</div>;
}
 
async function RandomDog({throttle = false}) {
  const res = await fetch("https://dog.ceo/api/breeds/image/random");
  const data = await res.json();
  if (throttle) {
    await new Promise(resolve => setTimeout(resolve, 2000));
  }
 
  return (
    <a href={data.message}>
      <img src={data.message} alt="A Random Dog" width="300" />
    </a>
  );
}
 
async function *RandomDogLoader({throttle}) {
  for await ({throttle} of this) {
    yield <LoadingIndicator />;
    yield <RandomDog throttle={throttle} />;
  }
}
 
function *RandomDogApp() {
  let throttle = false;
  this.addEventListener("click", (ev) => {
    if (ev.target.tagName === "BUTTON") {
      throttle = !throttle;
      this.refresh();
    }
  });
 
  while (true) {
    yield (
      <Fragment>
        <div>
          <button>Show me another dog.</button>
        </div>
        <RandomDogLoader throttle={throttle} />
      </Fragment>
    );
  }
}
 
renderer.render(<RandomDogApp />, document.body);

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Install

npm i @bikeshaving/crank

DownloadsWeekly Downloads

164

Version

0.1.6

License

MIT

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