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yarn add @mattermarkstudios/dreact


Maintain projects easier by applying reusage of everything. It's based on react-scripts (create react app) so you can use all of its features. We provide redux and styled-components configuration out of the box.



The app is based on react-scripts. And book is based on storybook.

  • Pug

    We use Pug to write render methods. See babel-plugin-transform-react-pug.

  • Aliases

    We provide src and UI aliases that point to ./src and ./src/UI.

  • Pass variables from .env.local

    I recommend to maintain .env.sample to always contain variables necessary for development and sync it via dreact env-sync command.

  • Configured tests

    We use Jest + Enzyme. To make test writing easier, we configured it:

    • The execcution of console.error is forbidden. This is mostly to prevent mismatching of prop types.
    • Extended functioinality with jest-enzyme.
    • Element's attribute TESTID in tests for easier selecting nodes n tests.
  • Addons for storybook

    We added knobs, storysource and actions.

  • Simple creating action creators

    All new Action() constructions inside /src/collections/*/actions.js will be transformed into createAction exported by dreact/helper-actions.

  • Success/Failure callbacks for actions

    Each .success() and .failure() actions trigger callbacks passed to .init() action.

    For example, when we initialize any action we can pass onSuccess and onFailure callbacks which will be triggered when corresponding success and failure actions are dispatched.

    const message = new Action({
      init: data => data, // It's important to pass values
    const action = message.init({
      text: 'hello',
      onSuccess: () => alert('Message has been sent'),
      onFailure: () => alert('Failed to send message'),
    dispatch(message.success()) // Triggers `onSuccess` callback
    dispatch(message.failure()) // Triggers `onFailure` callback
  • Linting

    We use eslint and stylelint to lint our files. Also we applied several custom rules there to reach our needs: we request named exports for collection stuff, we request using normal functions to define components, we require tests for each file in the app. Take a look at all rules.

  • Automatic imports

    We import React and styled components where they are used automatically.

How to organize the project

The basic structure looks like this:

/config — to configure the project



How to create and use store

We create and export store in src/collections/store.js:

import makeStoreConfigurer from 'dreact/helper-store'

export default makeStoreConfigurer()

Everything will be pulled from collections and added automatically. However you might need to extend it, so take a look at dreact/helper-store documentation.

Note: When we create or remove collectons we should restart the app.

To connect the store with the app we need to modify src/index.js:

import ReactDOM from 'react-dom'
import { Provider } from 'dreact/helper-store'

import AppRouter from 'src/AppRouter'

import configureStore from 'src/collections/store'

const store = configureStore()


How to write sagas and containers related to store

So basically we need saga effects and some hooks to maintain everything related to store. For that we have dreact/helper-store.

import { effects, useDispatch, useSelector } from 'dreact/helper-store'

How to write tests

There are no instructions. Earlier you've been told that we use enzyme for testing, but we built an enhancements on top of it, so to get an access to enzyme we should use dreact/helper-test.

Your test may look like this:

import { shallow } from 'dreact/helper-test'

import Component from '.'

it('is rendered', () => {
  shallow(pug`Component Hello World`)

Take a look at dreact/helper-test documentation.

How to integrate with Sentry

To implement the integration with sentry we need to set REACT_APP_SENTRY_DSN, REACT_APP_SENTRY_ENV environment variables. Once they are set, it will start sending reports to sentry.


  • /config/babel.config.js

    The babel config will be based on this file and refined.

  • /config/book.setup-item.js

    Specify a decorator for storybook. Usually used to add some wrappers around each story.

    export default storyFn = pug`
      p I'll appear before each story
      = storyFn()
  • /config/eslint.config.js

    Modify our internal eslint config to conform your needs.

  • /config/jest.setup.js

    Setup jest to run tests on your terms.


  • dreact app start

    Run the app in development mode

  • dreact book start

    Run the book in development mode

  • dreact lint js

    Lint JavaScript files

  • dreact lint styles

    Lint styles in the project

  • dreact test

    Run tests in watch mode (on CI it will be run in a normal mode)

  • dreact env-sync

    Synchronize .env.sample file with .env.local


  • dreact app build

    It creates /build directory that can be deployed to static server such as S3.

  • dreact book build

    It creates /book directory that can be deployed to static server such as S3.




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