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    repoll

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    repoll

    Automate polling in your React components

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    Installation

    $ npm i repoll --save
    

    Usage

    import React, {
      Component
    } from 'react';
     
    import repoll from 'repoll';
     
    @repoll({foo: 5000})
    class PollingFoo extends Component {
      state = {
        counter: 0
      };
      
      foo = () => {
        this.setState({
          counter: this.state.counter + 1
        });
      };
     
      render() {
        <div>
          I will increment the counter every 5 seconds. The current value is {this.counter}.
        </div>
      }
    }

    In the above example, the foo function will be called every 5 seconds starting when the component's constructor function is fired. This is the most basic usage, but there are multiple ways you can tweak how the intervals are managed.

    Injected values

    When the class is decorated, an instance value of repollIntervals is injected into the class, which houses all of the intervals applied via repoll. repollIntervals is an object whose properties are each objects themselves reflecting a specific interval:

    {
      interval: Number,
      name: String,
      start: Function,
      stop: Function
    }
    

    The interval and the name are just metadata; name is the name of the function, whereas interval is the ID of the interval created internally by setInterval. The start and stop functions will respectively start and stop the polling of the function.

    const pollingFunctions = {
      foo: 500
    };
     
    @repoll(pollingFunctions)
    class MyComponent extends Component {
      foo = () => {
        console.log('fired');
      };
      
      render() {
        console.log(this.repollIntervals);
        // {foo: {interval: 0, name: 'foo', start: [Function], stop: [Function]}}
        
        return (
          <div>
            Stuffz
          </div>
        );
      }
    }

    You do should not need to make use of it unless you are applying advanced usages.

    Additionally, the functions that are wired for polling will have the interval injected into it:

    const pollingFunctions = {
      foo: 500
    };
     
    @repoll(pollingFunctions)
    class MyComponent extends Component {
      counter = 0;
     
      foo = (fooInterval) => {
        if (this.counter === 3) {
          console.log('Fired thrice prior, preventing any more calls.');
          
          fooInterval.stop();
        }
        
        this.counter++;
      };
      
      render() {
        return (
          <div>
            Stuffz
          </div>
        );
      }
    }

    Parameters

    repoll(pollingFunctions: object, options: object = {})

    The decorator is a composed function that accepts up to two parameters and returns a function that extends the ReactComponent that is passed to it.

    pollingFunctions

    This is a simple map of functionName: intervalInMilliseconds, where each functionName reflects a function instantiated in the ReactComponent. Example:

    const pollingFunctions = {
      foo: 5000,
      bar: 2000
    };
     
    @repoll(pollingFunctions)
    class MyComponent extends Component {
      foo() {
        console.log('I will fire every 5 seconds.');
      }
      
      bar() {
        console.log('I will fire every 2 seconds.');
      }
      
      render() {
        return (
          <div>
            I poll ths stuffz.
          </div>
        );
      }
    }

    As you can see, both foo and bar line up with the named methods in the class. This means that those methods will fire at the intervalInMilliseconds assigned to them in the map. If a name is called out in the map but does not exist in the class, an error is fired.

    options

    An object that is passed to override certain default options. The options available are:

    • autoStart boolean, defaults to true
    • stopOnUnmount boolean, defaults to true

    For example, if you want to only trigger the polling after some event:

    const pollingFunctions = {
      foo: 500
    };
    const options = {
      autoStart: false
    };
     
    @repoll(pollingFunctions, options)
    class MyComponent extends Component {
      foo = () => {
        console.log('I am fired on polling.');
      };
      
      onClickButton = () => {
        this.repollIntervals.foo.start();
      };
      
      render() {
        return (
          <button
            onClick={this.onClickButton}
            type="button"
          >
            Click me to start polling
          </button>
        );
      }
    }

    Or if you wanted the polling to continue even after the component unmounts:

    const pollingFunctions = {
      foo: 500
    };
    const options = {
      stopOnUnmount: false
    };
     
    @repoll(pollingFunctions, options)
    class MyComponent extends Component {
      foo = () => {
        console.log('I am fired on polling and will never stop.');
      };
      
      render() {
        return (
          <div>
            I will poll forever...
          </div>
        );
      }
    }

    Development

    Standard stuff, clone the repo and npm i to get the dependencies. npm scripts available:

    • compile-for-publish => runs the lint and transpile scripts
    • dev => runs the webpack dev server for the playground
    • lint => runs ESLint against files in the src folder
    • prepublish => if in publish, runs compile-for-publish
    • test => runs AVA with NODE_ENV=test
    • test:watch => runs test but with persistent watcher
    • transpile => runs Babel against files in src to files in lib

    Install

    npm i repoll

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    1.0.2

    License

    MIT

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