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ReactN is a extension of React that includes global state management.

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Getting Started

Install

  • npm install reactn --save or
  • yarn add reactn

Initialize your global state using the setGlobal helper function. In most cases, you do not want to initialize your global state in a component lifecycle method, as the global state should exist before your components attempt to render.

It is recommended that you initialize the global state just prior to mounting with ReactDOM, the same way a Redux store would be initialized this way.

import React, { setGlobal } from 'reactn';
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import App from './App';
 
// Set an initial global state directly:
setGlobal({
  cards: [],
  disabled: false,
  initial: 'values',
  x: 1
});
 
ReactDOM.render(<App />, document.getElementById('root'));

Examples

Class Components

import React from 'reactn'; // <-- reactn
import Card from '../card/card';
 
// Render all cards in the global state.
export default class Cards extends React.PureComponent {
 
  componentDidMount() {
 
    // Hydrate the global state with the response from /api/cards.
    this.setGlobal(
      fetch('/api/cards')
        .then(response => response.json())
 
        // Set the global `cards` property to the response.
        .then(cards => ({ cards }))
 
        // Fail gracefully, set the global `error`
        //   property to the caught error.
        .catch(err => ({ error: err }))
    );
  }
 
  render() {
 
    // For each card in the global state, render a Card component.
    // this.global returns the global state,
    //   much the same way this.state returns the local state.
    return (
      <div>
        {this.global.cards.map(card =>
          <Card
            key={card.id}
            {...card}
          />
        )}
      </div>
    );
  }
}

Functional Components

Using React Hooks in React v16.7 alpha, you can harness useGlobal to access the global state.

import React, { useGlobal } from 'reactn'; // <-- reactn
import Card from '../card/card';
 
// Render all cards in the global state.
const Cards = () => {
 
  // Use the hook to get all cards in the global state.
  //   setCards is not used in this example.
  const [ cards, setCards ] = useGlobal('cards');
 
  // For each card in the global state, render a Card component.
  return (
    <div>
      {cards.map(card =>
        <Card
          key={card.id}
          {...card}
        />
      )}
    </div>
  );
};
 
export default Cards;

Features

No Boilerplate!

For functional components, import { useGlobal } from 'reactn'; to harness the power of React Hooks!

For class components, simply change import React from 'react'; to import React from 'reactn';, and your React class components will have global state built in!

If you prefer class decorators, you can continue to import React from 'react'; for your components and additionally import reactn from 'reactn'; for access to the @reactn decorator!

Intuitive!

Global state in functional components behaves almost identically to local state. Instead of [ value, setValue ] = useState(defaultValue), you can use [ value, setValue ] = useGlobal(property) where property is the property of the global state from which you want to read and to which you want write.

You may alternatively use [ global, setGlobal ] = useGlobal() to access the entire global object.

Global state in class components behaves exactly like local state! Instead of this.state and this.setState to read and write to the local state, you can use this.global and this.setGlobal to read from and write to the global state object.

If you prefer Redux's connect functionality, pure functions, or are dealing with deeply nested objects, a withGlobal higher-order component is also available.

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