A Reactrospective: A React Retrospective

James Bradley Angular, HTML5, JavaScript, React, Technology Snapshot Leave a Comment

Most, if not all, of my experience has been with .NET and .NET Core. I’ve also worked with most of the front-ends throughout history including Classic ASP, Code Behind, Model View Presenter, MVC, Backbone, and, over the last few years, Angular 1… Angular 6… not Angular 2…AngularJS. To me, AngularJS is that old t-shirt that you put on to sleep in; comfortable.

At first, most of us on the team were a bit apprehensive about moving to React. AngularJS was very familiar and Angular 2 seemed like the natural next step. I could learn TypeScript, and as primarily C#-based developer, I really liked the idea of a little typing. I like shiny new things, and I’m always game to learn, so challenge accepted. Since then I’ve had a hand in writing three applications in React and have learned more than a few lessons. These are their stories… dun dun.

Placing React in Timeout with Material-UI

Peter Le JavaScript, React, Technology Snapshot, Tutorial Leave a Comment

As your application complexity increases, you may start thinking about implementing a session timeout in instances when there is no activity for a period of time. Whether you want a session timeout to increase your web app securities or to avoid unnecessary automatic API calls, it’s good to have some sort of idle check and log out built into your application.

An Introduction to State Machines Using xstate

Mat Warger JavaScript, React, state machines, Technology Snapshot, Tutorial, TypeScript 1 Comment

State machines are an old concept. They are a proven solution that provides a solid architectural foundation for application processes. In this article, I hope to provide an introduction to what they are and how they can be useful for a modern web or mobile application engineer. We’ll be focusing on one library in particular – xstate – and how it can allow anyone to easily leverage state machines for managing global or component state.

React, The Extras.

Chris Berry JavaScript, React, Technology Snapshot, Tutorial 1 Comment

We’ve all seen and read the React tutorials. We know about classes and components and JSX and whatnot, but then there comes the time when you have to start doing things for real. “Real” you say? Yes. Like connecting to a database or navigating around something larger than “Hello World.” Oh, then there’s that dreaded state thing. Well, let’s have a quick talk about the “Extras” that we can add into a React application.

In this blog, we will address adding routing using the React Router, adding data access using the JavaScript Fetch API, and creating a global state management feature using React’s built-in Context API.

Got Formik? Yup!

Chris Berry JavaScript, React, Technology Snapshot, Tutorial 1 Comment

Let us present this scenario. You’re building a React application, and you’ve been tasked to build a registration form. Seems simple enough, you think at first, but then you start hearing the requirements. The application needs to have validation on each field, and each field needs to have certain requirements, such as being required, being a certain type of field, having a certain length, etc. Your form must also be easily created and have an easily adjusted state during its usage. At this point, something you originally thought would be quick and easy is seeming more and more time consuming and complicated! 

Well, worry no more and look no further; the community has come to your rescue. In this post, we’re going to talk about using the form library called Formik and the validation library called Yup to build out a simple validation form inside of a ReactJS application.