@r/middleware

0.8.1 • Public • Published

r/middleware

Helpful Redux middleware

Installation

Install via npm.

npm install -S @r/middleware

Modules

@r/middleware exports two middlewares: Thunker and PromiseWell;

Thunker

Thunker expands on a traditional Redux thunk utility. Namely, it requires that the thunking action returns a promise. As a result, it becomes easier to know when the thunked actions have completed: when the promise resolves, all thunked actions have fired.

// Initializing a Thunker
import Thunker from '@r/middleware/Thunker';

const thunk = Thunker.create();

// in Redux
applyMiddleware(..., thunk, ...);

To simplify using Thunker, it is highly recommended es7 style async functions are used.

// example thunked action

const getData = () => async (dispatch, getState, utils) => {
  // immediately dispatch synchronous actions as normal
  dispatch(/* sync action */);

  // wait for data if need be
  const { foo, bar } = await asyncFunctionCall();

  // continue to dispatch as normal
  dispatch(/* another action */);
};

Thunker performs an additional task. Many times, it becomes necessary to wait for some piece of state to update, or to wait for a particular action to be dispatched before another action is dispatched. Thunker solves this by surfacing two utility methods: waitForState and waitForAction. Both return a promise that can be await-ed on.

waitForState

waitForState(stateFn: Function, cb: Function [, stateFailedFn: Function]): Promise

stateFn(state: Object): Boolean

A function that creates the condition that must be met for the callback to fire. Receives a copy of state as its argument. Expected to return a truthy/falsey value.

cb(state: Object): void

A function that is called when the conditional is met. Receives a copy of state as its argument.

stateFailedFn(state: Object): void (OPTIONAL)

A function that is called the first time the conditional is not met. Only fires once. Receives a copy of state as its argument.

waitForAction

waitForAction(actionFn: Function, cb: Function): Promise

actionFn: Function(action: Object)

A function that receives a Redux action, represents the condition that must be met for the callback to fire. After waitForAction is invoked, if action is dispatched, the callback will fire.

cb(state: Object): void

A function that is called when the action is dispatched. Receives a copy of state as its argument.

PromiseWell

The PromiseWell merely collects promises that dispatched by other middleware. It should be one of the last middleware invoked.

// Initializing a PromiseWell
import PromiseWell from '@r/middleware/PromiseWell';

const well = PromiseWell.create();

// in Redux
applyMiddleware(..., well.middleware, ...);

// on the server side
await well.onComplete();

In addition to capturing promises, the PromiseWell lets you query to check if all the captured promises have been completed through the use of onComplete.

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