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generator-flux

Flux/React application generator

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Getting Started

What is Flux?

It's an "Application Architecture for Building User Interfaces", built by the team at Facebook. It's a set of patterns building larger applications on top of the incredible React component library.

http://facebook.github.io/flux/docs/overview.html#content

Features:

  • Facebook's Flux architecture (using official dispatcher)
  • Gulp for builds
  • Browserify and CJS modules
  • Babel for es6 transpilation
  • Static server with livereload
  • SASS CSS preprocessor

Basic Support

  • Choice of UI Framework (React-Bootstrap, Material UI)

Coming soon:

  • React-router
  • Storage options: localStorage and Firebase to start
  • Test generation (likely using Jest)
  • Cleaner ActionCreator patterns

Prerequisites

You must have Node.js w/NPM installed. I recommend installing via homebrew, but you should be able to use the pre-built installers if you prefer.

Also, generator-flux is a Yeoman generator. If you do not have Yeoman installed, first run:

$ npm install -g yo

Installing the generator

To install generator-flux from npm, run:

$ npm install -g generator-flux

Finally, initiate the generator:

$ yo flux

Configuration Options

During install-time, you will be prompted to enter some information to help create the project structure and package.json file:

  • Application name (string): A human-readable name for your project, i.e. "My Flux Application"
  • Application Description (string): Describe your application in one sentence, to be used in package.json and the generated README.md

Running the scaffolded project

The generated project includes a live-reloading static server on port 8080 (you can change the port in the gulpfile.js config), which will build, launch, and rebuild the app whenever you change application code. To start the server, run:

$ npm start

To run the live-reloading static server on port 8080 with source maps enabled (don't use source maps for production!), run:

$ npm run dev

If you prefer to just build without the live reload and build-on-each-change watcher, run:

$ npm run build

After First Run

The flux generator is still useful even after your app is fully generated. It comes with several subgenerators that you can invoke at any time to add new:

Components

$ yo flux:component ComponentName

Actions

$ yo flux:action ActionCreatorName

Stores

$ yo flux:store StoreName

License

MIT