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redux, minus the boilerplate

(for use with immutable.js and React.js)

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Because redux is amazing, but the verbosity (const definitions, switch statements in primary reducers, etc) and fragmentation of the redux definitions can be painful to implement. This module adds a heap of magic with just enough flexibility to be useful. It basically just removes the repetitive parts and simplifies the cutting and pasting.


npm install redux-registry

Dependencies (only if using in React)

npm install --save react-redux redux


The basic steps are as follows:

  1. Create registers. The namespace included will be the name of the state branch in your redux store once registered
  let register = new ReduxRegister('todos')
  1. Set initial state and add definitions to register. These include a name (name of action), reduce function and optionally a creator (simple creator functions that output something like { type: 'todos:addTodo', value: 'text' } will be automatically created). No "type" declaration necessary (this is why reducers are paired in the definition)!
  import { List } from 'immutable'
      name: 'addTodo',
      create: (value) => ({ value }), // this is created by default if not overwritten and may be omitted
      reduce: (state, action) => state.push(action.value)
  1. Create a registry (ReduxRegistry class)
  let registry = new ReduxRegistry
  1. Add registers to the registry
  1. Create/Reduce functions through the registry. The registry internally namespaces and pairs everything to ensure proper reduction of actions. No switch statements, const definitions, etc are necessary.
  let action = registry.create('todos')('addTodo')('go to the store')
  // assumes a state from somewhere, usually passed in from a redux store
  state = registry.reduce(state, action)
  // example state after execution:
  // { todos: ['go to the store'] }
  1. Wire up to redux
import { createStore } from 'redux'
import { combineReducers } from 'redux-immutable'
// import ReduxRegistry and extract reducers from shared instance
import ReduxRegistry from './registry'
let { reducers } = ReduxRegistry
// create redux state store with default state of Map()
const appReducer = combineReducers(reducers)
// define root reducer
const rootReducer = (state, action) => appReducer(state, action)
// create redux store
const store = createStore(
  Map(), // initial state
  window.devToolsExtension ? window.devToolsExtension() : c => c
// use store like you normally would (e.g. in Provider)
ReactDOM.render(<Provider store={store}><App /></Provider>)
  1. [OPTIONAL] - The ReduxRegistry class includes a "connect" method (similar signature to react-redux) that saves a lot of hassle in wiring up props/action creators to components. This is exported as a named const "connect" from the core module (which default exports a shared ReduxRegistry instance). In order to use this added magic, I require that you register the "connect" function from react-redux and "bindActionCreators" from react (the exported connect function uses these internally).
import { bindActionCreators } from 'redux'
import { connect } from 'react-redux'
import ReduxRegistry from 'redux-registry'
export default ReduxRegistry
  .setConnect(connect) // internally sets "connect" function
  .setBindActionCreators(bindActionCreators) // internally sets "bindActionCreators" function
// continue adding registers (shown above)

Then in a component:

import React, { Component } from 'react'
import { connect } from 'redux-registry'
export const App = ({ username, user }) => (
  <div className="app">
    <div>User: {username}</div>
    <div>Age: {user.age} (can pull entire state branches or named nodes if using immutable)</div>
    <button onClick={logoutAction}>Logout fires action dispatcher</button>
export default connect({
  props: {
    username: '',
    user: 'user',
  dispatchers: {
    'logoutAction': 'user.logout'


  1. Fork the library and start by running:
npm run test:watch
  1. Please submit PRs with full test coverage, additions to README, etc.
  2. Issues will be addressed, but PRs with corrections are preferred. If submitting a PR, please attempt to follow my coding syntax/style.


  • v1.1.10 - Added more detail error messaging when incorrectly binding actions (branch not found)

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