UPDATE: This project has been upgraded to React v0.14 – read the blog post about the upgrade.
This post is about a three steps project I initiated a few weeks ago. I completed the previous step about two weeks ago, so feel free to read my blog post about the front-end part : “Playing with ES6 (and React)”.
Before going further, a quote from stackoverflow (this is the most concise I found) :
My challenge was to make an isomorphic app, using React and ES6 :
- ES6 : I’ve been hearing about it for a while on meetups, articles I read, videos I watched – just like I knew it already – had to throw some real lines of codes 😉
- React : Same as above (moreover, I’ve been doing a lot of Angular the past two years and hearing more and more about React lately, so I had to try it for real)
- Isomorphic app : If I were about to use React in a project, it seems to be the perfect opportunity to try to implement it
I split the project into three parts :
- topheman-apis-proxy : The backend part (and a project on its own as well, since it’s extensible and configurable)
- topheman/react-es6 : The frontend part where I developed the app in ES6, using React, with the last step in mind – I only used isomorphic libraries
- topheman/react-es6-isomorphic : The expressJS server in the middle, that handles server-side rendering. I retrieved the frontend part from the previous step. At this point, any missing feature in the client was first developed on the frontend project repo then merged back to this one, to make sure that each project stays focused on its scope (one on frontend, the other on server-side rendering).
Try the app (there is an about page that will help you understand the difference between the two projects). If you’re into React and server-side rendering, take a look at my feedbacks …