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Repatch

Dispatch reducers

Redux has a verbose action management. The most of redux projects do not need sctrict action administration. Action types, action creators and the reducer's action handlers are mutually assigned to each other. Repatch's purpose is creating actions briefly.

The simplest way to keep immutable action controlled dataflow is dispatching pure functions (as reducers) to the store.

store.dispatch(state => ({ ...state, counter: state.counter + 1 }));

In this terminology, an action is a function that returns a reducer:

const increment = amount => state => ({
  ...state,
  counter: state.counter + amount
});
 
store.dispatch(increment(42));

API Reference

Examples

Articles

Repatch - the simplified Redux

Installation

npm install --save repatch

How to use

import Store from 'repatch';
 
const store = new Store(initialState);

In CommonJS format you should use:

const Store = require('repatch').default;

Repatch's interface is very similar to Redux, therefore you can use with react-redux.

const unsubscribe = store.subscribe(() => console.log(store.getState()));
 
store.dispatch(resolveFetchingUsers(users));
 
unsubscribe();

Sub-reducers

We do not need to reduce always the whole state of the store. Repatch also offers a way to combine sub-reducers, those describe a deeply nested property in the state. We just define a function that takes a nested reducer as argument, and returns a reducer that reduces the whole state:

const reduceFoo = fooReducer => state => ({
  ...state,
  bar: {
    ...state.bar,
    foo: fooReducer(state.bar.foo)
  }
});

Using that we can define easily an action, that sets an x property in the foo object:

const setX = x => reduceFoo(state => ({ ...state, x }));

Middlewares

A repatch middleware takes the store instance, a next function and the previous reducer. The middleware can provide a new reducer via the next function.

Middleware: Store -> Next -> Reducer -> any

Use the addMiddleware method to chaining middlewares:

const store = new Store(initialState)
  .addMiddleware(mw1)
  .addMiddleware(mw2, mw3);

Middleware example

This simple logger middleware logs the current- and the next state:

const logger = store => next => reducer => {
  const state = store.getState()
  const nextState = reducer(state)
  console.log(state, nextState)
  return next(_ => nextState)
}
 
const store = new Store(initialState).addMiddleware(logger)

Async actions

The thunk middleware is useful for handling async actions similar to redux-thunk.

import Store, { thunk } from 'repatch';
 
const store = new Store(initialState).addMiddleware(thunk);

In thunk async actions reducer returns a function (delegate):

const updateUser = delta => state => async (dispatch, getState) => {
  const editedUserId = getState().editedUser;
  dispatch(toggleSpinner(true));
  await api.updateUser(editedUserId, delta);
  await dispatch(fetchUsers());
  dispatch(toggleSpinner(false));
};

It is possible to embed async actions within each other too and awaiting their resolving:

await dispatch(fetchUsers());

Injecting extra argument

It is possible to inject extra arguments into async actions:

import Store, { thunk } from 'repatch';
import api from './api';
import hashHistory from 'react-router';
 
const store = new Store(initialState)
  .addMiddleware(thunk.withExtraArgument({ api, hashHistory }));

Then you can access these arguments in your delegates:

const updateUser = delta => state =>
  async (dispatch, getState, { api, hashHistory }) => {
    // ...
  }

This way you can keep your async actions independently from outer instances. This practice is useful for testing.

Testing

Sync actions

Sync actions' testing is easy:

import * as assert from 'assert';
import { changeName } from './actions';
 
// ...
 
it('changeName', () => {
  const state = { name: 'john' };
  const nextState = changeName('jack')(state);
  assert.strictEqual(nextState.name, 'jack');
});

Async actions

For async action tests you need to instantiate the Store:

import Store, { thunk } from 'repatch';
import * as assert from 'assert';
import { fetchUsers } from './actions';
 
const mockUsers = [{ username: 'john' }];
const mockApi = {
  getUsers: () => Promise.resolve(mockUsers)
}
 
// ...
 
it('fetchUsers', async () => {
  const state = { users: [] };
  const store = new Store(state)
    .addMiddleware(thunk.withExtraArgument({ api: mockApi }));
  await store.dispatch(fetchUsers());
  const nextState = store.getState();
  assert.deepEqual(nextState.users, mockUsers);
});

License

MIT

Developed by

JayStack