Dylan  Iqbal

Dylan Iqbal

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Setting A React Project From Scratch Using Babel And Webpack

This guide will show how can we set up own react project using babel and webpack. We would configure webpack to use babel to compile the jsx to js and run a development server for serving the compiled files.

There are many tools for getting a boilerplate code generated available for reactjs. The most popular tool used by many developers is create-react-app, which comes with many configuration options.

Content

  • Introduction to babel and webpack
  • Configuring webpack
  • Using babel with webpack
  • Using css and file loader with webpack
  • Using webpack dev server

Introduction

This guide will show how can we set up own react project using babel and webpack. We would configure webpack to use babel to compile the jsx to js and run a development server for serving the compiled files.

Webpack

Webpack is used to compile JavaScript modules. Once installed, you can interface with webpack either from its CLI or API. If you’re still new to webpack, please read through the core concepts and this comparison to learn why you might use it over the other tools that are out in the community.

Webpack takes all our dependencies and converts to static resources so that it can be served to the client. The bundling is very important because most browsers limit the number of the request for resources to 6 or 7 requests. Bundling helps us to avoid sending unnecessary modules as a bonus. Webpack uses an internal cache to load the module only once and the precious bandwidth is saved resulting in faster loading time.

Babel

Webpack is used to compile JavaScript modules. Once installed, you can interface with webpack either from its CLI or API. If you’re still new to webpack, please read through the core concepts and this comparison to learn why you might use it over the other tools that are out in the community.

Babbel is used to convert the jsx to js. JSX is short form javascript XML syntax, it provides us with an easy way for writing react code.

<pre name="a32b" id="a32b" class="graf graf--pre graf-after--p">import React from "react";</pre>

<pre name="5289" id="5289" class="graf graf--pre graf-after--pre">function App(props){
 return(
  <div>
     <b>Hello world!</b>
   </div>
 )
}</pre>

With the use of jsx, it is easy to read and write react code. Here is the sample of code without jsx.

"use strict";

Object.defineProperty(exports, "__esModule", {
  value: true
});

var _react = require("react");

var _react2 = _interopRequireDefault(_react);

function _interopRequireDefault(obj) { return obj && obj.__esModule ? obj : { default: obj }; }

function App(props) {
  return _react2.default.createElement(
    "div",
    null,
    _react2.default.createElement(
      "b",
      null,
      "Hello world!"
    )
  );
}

exports.default = App;

It is very difficult to read this code and it is more error-prone whereas jsx provides us nice HTML like syntax.

Requirements

To set our project we would require these npm modules

  • Introduction to babel and webpack
  • Configuring webpack
  • Using babel with webpack
  • Using css and file loader with webpack
  • Using webpack dev server

We can use npm or yarn to install these dependencies

npm install --save-dev @babel/core @babel/preset-env @babel/preset-react babel-loader css-loader webpack webpack-cli style-loader webpack-dev-server

The root of the project contains an src folder with index.js as entry file.

The folder componentscontains all the component for the project and dist folder all the code that is compiled.

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Let us configure the webpacks

The webpacks are an extremely configurable piece of software we can pass arguments to cli command or create a configuration file named webpack.config.js . We should export an object with configuration property.

{
entry: "./src/index.js",
mode: "development",
output: {
    filename: "./main.js"
  },
}

The entry specify the root of the source code of the project. The mode specify the type of environment for the compilation tells where the compiled file should be placed.

Creating Our Sample Project

Our project has an index.html in dist folder and the structure of the HTML is

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en" dir="ltr">
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>React From Scratch</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="root">
    </div>
  </body>
  <script type="text/javascript" src="/main.js">

</script>
</html>

The HTML contains the script tag pointing to our main compiled file and when the file is compiled it is included in the HTML. Then we should install react and react-dom packages.

npm install react react-dom

Now index.js which is standard react rendering the file.

import React, { Component } from "react";
import ReactDOM from "react-dom";
import App from "./component/app.component";

ReactDOM.render(<App />, document.querySelector("#root"));
app.component.js
import React, { Component } from "react";
import s from "./app.component.css";
class MyComponent extends Component {
  render() {
    return <div className={s.intro}>Hello World</div>;
  }
}

export default MyComponent;
app.component.css
.intro {
  background-color: yellow;
}

Configuring the babel

Babel is configured using the presets which can be used to transpile almost any web technology including less to css, jsx to js, typescript to js many more. We would only use two preset react and env . We can configure babel using cli, file or package.json file, we would use package.json for configuration. Preset are like modules which help to transpile one language to other.

"babel": {
    "presets": [
      "@babel/env",
      "@babel/react"
    ]
  }

We would add these lines to the package.json file, it would let the babel know that these preset should be used for transpile. Now we should configure webpack to use babel.

Configuring WebPack for Babel And Other Loaders

Now we would use babel-loader for using babel with webpack and webpack provide us hooks to process the files before it is processed and these are called module and are easy to configure.

Using JS files

module: {
    rules: [
      {
        test: /\.m?js$/,
        exclude: /(node_modules|bower_components)/,
        use: {
          loader: "babel-loader"
        }
      },
    ]
}

The rules are array used to specifying what should be done when this type of file is encountered. The key testspecifies the regex for the file, we use it to select all the files with extension .m and .js and exclude the folder node_module and bower_components because we don’t what to transpile the node_module files then we specify the babel-loader to be used.Now our javascript files will be compiled by babel then processed by the webpack.

Using CSS files

module: {
    rules: [
      {
        test: /\.m?js$/,
        exclude: /(node_modules|bower_components)/,
        use: {
          loader: "babel-loader"
        }
      },
      {
        test: /\.css$/,
        use: [
          "style-loader",
          {
            loader: "css-loader",
            options: {
              modules: true
            }
          }
        ]
      },
   ]
}

We would use style-loader and css-loader for this task. The use key can also take an array of the objects or string. The loaders are run from last to first, therefore our file will first go to css-loader, we have specified the option of using modules, which make our css exclusive to the only component in which it is imported. The css-loader would resolve all the import in the css files and then the style-loader would add these in the form of style tag in the head.

<style>
<-- your css -->
</style>

Using Static assets

module: {
    rules: [
      {
        test: /\.m?js$/,
        exclude: /(node_modules|bower_components)/,
        use: {
          loader: "babel-loader"
        }
      },
      {
        test: /\.css$/,
        use: [
          "style-loader",
          {
            loader: "css-loader",
            options: {
              modules: true
            }
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        test: /\.(png|svg|jpg|gif)$/,
        use: ["file-loader"]
      }
    ]
  }

If we encounter png, svg, jpg or gif file we would use file-loader for handling these files. It is very important to handle these file carefully and optimize files loading mechanism.

Running dev server

devServer: {
    contentBase: path.join(__dirname, "dist"),
    compress: true,
    port: 9000,
    watchContentBase: true,
    progress: true
  },

The module provides us with a very easy and configurable method of running our development server. contentBase the entry point for our compiled resources which is index.html port tells on which port the server is listening. watchContentBase is very interesting, it tells the server to watch for the changes in the files directory in the contentBase folder.

const path = require("path");

module.exports = {
  entry: "./src/index.js",
  mode: "development",
  output: {
    filename: "./main.js"
  },
  devServer: {
    contentBase: path.join(__dirname, "dist"),
    compress: true,
    port: 9000,
    watchContentBase: true,
    progress: true
  },

  module: {
    rules: [
      {
        test: /\.m?js$/,
        exclude: /(node_modules|bower_components)/,
        use: {
          loader: "babel-loader"
        }
      },
      {
        test: /\.css$/,
        use: [
          "style-loader",
          {
            loader: "css-loader",
            options: {
              modules: true
            }
          }
        ]
      },
      {
        test: /\.(png|svg|jpg|gif)$/,
        use: ["file-loader"]
      }
    ]
  }
};

Let start are server using package.json file.

"scripts": {
    "dev": "webpack-dev-server",
    "start": "webpack"
  },

We can now run npm run dev for starting our web server.

Conclusion

This is just an overview of how we can configure webpack and babel for reactjs. This is just a tip of the iceberg, you can configure this to use less instead of css or typescript instead of the js, minify the css files etc.

  • Introduction to babel and webpack
  • Configuring webpack
  • Using babel with webpack
  • Using css and file loader with webpack
  • Using webpack dev server

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Autumn  Blick

Autumn Blick

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How native is React Native? | React Native vs Native App Development

If you are undertaking a mobile app development for your start-up or enterprise, you are likely wondering whether to use React Native. As a popular development framework, React Native helps you to develop near-native mobile apps. However, you are probably also wondering how close you can get to a native app by using React Native. How native is React Native?

In the article, we discuss the similarities between native mobile development and development using React Native. We also touch upon where they differ and how to bridge the gaps. Read on.

A brief introduction to React Native

Let’s briefly set the context first. We will briefly touch upon what React Native is and how it differs from earlier hybrid frameworks.

React Native is a popular JavaScript framework that Facebook has created. You can use this open-source framework to code natively rendering Android and iOS mobile apps. You can use it to develop web apps too.

Facebook has developed React Native based on React, its JavaScript library. The first release of React Native came in March 2015. At the time of writing this article, the latest stable release of React Native is 0.62.0, and it was released in March 2020.

Although relatively new, React Native has acquired a high degree of popularity. The “Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019” report identifies it as the 8th most loved framework. Facebook, Walmart, and Bloomberg are some of the top companies that use React Native.

The popularity of React Native comes from its advantages. Some of its advantages are as follows:

  • Performance: It delivers optimal performance.
  • Cross-platform development: You can develop both Android and iOS apps with it. The reuse of code expedites development and reduces costs.
  • UI design: React Native enables you to design simple and responsive UI for your mobile app.
  • 3rd party plugins: This framework supports 3rd party plugins.
  • Developer community: A vibrant community of developers support React Native.

Why React Native is fundamentally different from earlier hybrid frameworks

Are you wondering whether React Native is just another of those hybrid frameworks like Ionic or Cordova? It’s not! React Native is fundamentally different from these earlier hybrid frameworks.

React Native is very close to native. Consider the following aspects as described on the React Native website:

  • Access to many native platforms features: The primitives of React Native render to native platform UI. This means that your React Native app will use many native platform APIs as native apps would do.
  • Near-native user experience: React Native provides several native components, and these are platform agnostic.
  • The ease of accessing native APIs: React Native uses a declarative UI paradigm. This enables React Native to interact easily with native platform APIs since React Native wraps existing native code.

Due to these factors, React Native offers many more advantages compared to those earlier hybrid frameworks. We now review them.

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Autumn  Blick

Autumn Blick

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Top Android Projects with Source Code

Android Projects with Source Code – Your entry pass into the world of Android

Hello Everyone, welcome to this article, which is going to be really important to all those who’re in dilemma for their projects and the project submissions. This article is also going to help you if you’re an enthusiast looking forward to explore and enhance your Android skills. The reason is that we’re here to provide you the best ideas of Android Project with source code that you can choose as per your choice.

These project ideas are simple suggestions to help you deal with the difficulty of choosing the correct projects. In this article, we’ll see the project ideas from beginners level and later we’ll move on to intermediate to advance.

top android projects with source code

Android Projects with Source Code

Before working on real-time projects, it is recommended to create a sample hello world project in android studio and get a flavor of project creation as well as execution: Create your first android project

Android Projects for beginners

1. Calculator

build a simple calculator app in android studio source code

Android Project: A calculator will be an easy application if you have just learned Android and coding for Java. This Application will simply take the input values and the operation to be performed from the users. After taking the input it’ll return the results to them on the screen. This is a really easy application and doesn’t need use of any particular package.

To make a calculator you’d need Android IDE, Kotlin/Java for coding, and for layout of your application, you’d need XML or JSON. For this, coding would be the same as that in any language, but in the form of an application. Not to forget creating a calculator initially will increase your logical thinking.

Once the user installs the calculator, they’re ready to use it even without the internet. They’ll enter the values, and the application will show them the value after performing the given operations on the entered operands.

Source Code: Simple Calculator Project

2. A Reminder App

Android Project: This is a good project for beginners. A Reminder App can help you set reminders for different events that you have throughout the day. It’ll help you stay updated with all your tasks for the day. It can be useful for all those who are not so good at organizing their plans and forget easily. This would be a simple application just whose task would be just to remind you of something at a particular time.

To make a Reminder App you need to code in Kotlin/Java and design the layout using XML or JSON. For the functionality of the app, you’d need to make use of AlarmManager Class and Notifications in Android.

In this, the user would be able to set reminders and time in the application. Users can schedule reminders that would remind them to drink water again and again throughout the day. Or to remind them of their medications.

3. Quiz Application

Android Project: Another beginner’s level project Idea can be a Quiz Application in android. Here you can provide the users with Quiz on various general knowledge topics. These practices will ensure that you’re able to set the layouts properly and slowly increase your pace of learning the Android application development. In this you’ll learn to use various Layout components at the same time understanding them better.

To make a quiz application you’ll need to code in Java and set layouts using xml or java whichever you prefer. You can also use JSON for the layouts whichever preferable.

In the app, questions would be asked and answers would be shown as multiple choices. The user selects the answer and gets shown on the screen if the answers are correct. In the end the final marks would be shown to the users.

4. Simple Tic-Tac-Toe

android project tic tac toe game app

Android Project: Tic-Tac-Toe is a nice game, I guess most of you all are well aware of it. This will be a game for two players. In this android game, users would be putting X and O in the given 9 parts of a box one by one. The first player to arrange X or O in an adjacent line of three wins.

To build this game, you’d need Java and XML for Android Studio. And simply apply the logic on that. This game will have a set of three matches. So, it’ll also have a scoreboard. This scoreboard will show the final result at the end of one complete set.

Upon entering the game they’ll enter their names. And that’s when the game begins. They’ll touch one of the empty boxes present there and get their turn one by one. At the end of the game, there would be a winner declared.

Source Code: Tic Tac Toe Game Project

5. Stopwatch

Android Project: A stopwatch is another simple android project idea that will work the same as a normal handheld timepiece that measures the time elapsed between its activation and deactivation. This application will have three buttons that are: start, stop, and hold.

This application would need to use Java and XML. For this application, we need to set the timer properly as it is initially set to milliseconds, and that should be converted to minutes and then hours properly. The users can use this application and all they’d need to do is, start the stopwatch and then stop it when they are done. They can also pause the timer and continue it again when they like.

6. To Do App

Android Project: This is another very simple project idea for you as a beginner. This application as the name suggests will be a To-Do list holding app. It’ll store the users schedules and their upcoming meetings or events. In this application, users will be enabled to write their important notes as well. To make it safe, provide a login page before the user can access it.

So, this app will have a login page, sign-up page, logout system, and the area to write their tasks, events, or important notes. You can build it in android studio using Java and XML at ease. Using XML you can build the user interface as user-friendly as you can. And to store the users’ data, you can use SQLite enabling the users to even delete the data permanently.

Now for users, they will sign up and get access to the write section. Here the users can note down the things and store them permanently. Users can also alter the data or delete them. Finally, they can logout and also, login again and again whenever they like.

7. Roman to decimal converter

Android Project: This app is aimed at the conversion of Roman numbers to their significant decimal number. It’ll help to check the meaning of the roman numbers. Moreover, it will be easy to develop and will help you get your hands on coding and Android.

You need to use Android Studio, Java for coding and XML for interface. The application will take input from the users and convert them to decimal. Once it converts the Roman no. into decimal, it will show the results on the screen.

The users are supposed to just enter the Roman Number and they’ll get the decimal values on the screen. This can be a good android project for final year students.

8. Virtual Dice Roller

Android Project: Well, coming to this part that is Virtual Dice or a random no. generator. It is another simple but interesting app for computer science students. The only task that it would need to do would be to generate a number randomly. This can help people who’re often confused between two or more things.

Using a simple random number generator you can actually create something as good as this. All you’d need to do is get you hands-on OnClick listeners. And a good layout would be cherry on the cake.

The user’s task would be to set the range of the numbers and then click on the roll button. And the app will show them a randomly generated number. Isn’t it interesting ? Try soon!

9. A Scientific Calculator App

Android Project: This application is very important for you as a beginner as it will let you use your logical thinking and improve your programming skills. This is a scientific calculator that will help the users to do various calculations at ease.

To make this application you’d need to use Android Studio. Here you’d need to use arithmetic logics for the calculations. The user would need to give input to the application that will be in terms of numbers. After that, the user will give the operator as an input. Then the Application will calculate and generate the result on the user screen.

10. SMS App

Android Project: An SMS app is another easy but effective idea. It will let you send the SMS to various no. just in the same way as you use the default messaging application in your phone. This project will help you with better understanding of SMSManager in Android.

For this application, you would need to implement Java class SMSManager in Android. For the Layout you can use XML or JSON. Implementing SMSManager into the app is an easy task, so you would love this.

The user would be provided with the facility to text to whichever number they wish also, they’d be able to choose the numbers from the contact list. Another thing would be the Textbox, where they’ll enter their message. Once the message is entered they can happily click on the send button.

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What are hooks in React JS? - INFO AT ONE

In this article, you will learn what are hooks in React JS? and when to use react hooks? React JS is developed by Facebook in the year 2013. There are many students and the new developers who have confusion between react and hooks in react. Well, it is not different, react is a programming language and hooks is a function which is used in react programming language.
Read More:- https://infoatone.com/what-are-hooks-in-react-js/

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2020 Settings of React TypeScript Project with webpack and Babel

With create-react-app, you can properly and super easily setup a React TypeScript project. But what if you predict your application becomes big? You would face many problems. For example, you need multiple entry points, you have some node_modules which need to be transpiled to ES5.
In such situation, it’s better to walk with webpack and Babel from the beginning. I know they are something that software engineers don’t want to touch because it’s not application code. It’s just a bundle config. On the other hand, if you understand it, it means that you acquired one more skill !
So let’s learn bundling config step by step from scratch.

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Shawn  Durgan

Shawn Durgan

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10 Writing steps to create a good project brief - Mobile app development

Developing a mobile application can often be more challenging than it seems at first glance. Whether you’re a developer, UI designer, project lead or CEO of a mobile-based startup, writing good project briefs prior to development is pivotal. According to Tech Jury, 87% of smartphone users spend time exclusively on mobile apps, with 18-24-year-olds spending 66% of total digital time on mobile apps. Of that, 89% of the time is spent on just 18 apps depending on individual users’ preferences, making proper app planning crucial for success.

Today’s audiences know what they want and don’t want in their mobile apps, encouraging teams to carefully write their project plans before they approach development. But how do you properly write a mobile app development brief without sacrificing your vision and staying within the initial budget? Why should you do so in the first place? Let’s discuss that and more in greater detail.

Why a Good Mobile App Project Brief Matters?

Why-a-Good-Mobile-App-Project-Brief-Matters

It’s worth discussing the significance of mobile app project briefs before we tackle the writing process itself. In practice, a project brief is used as a reference tool for developers to remain focused on the client’s deliverables. Approaching the development process without written and approved documentation can lead to drastic, last-minute changes, misunderstanding, as well as a loss of resources and brand reputation.

For example, developing a mobile app that filters restaurants based on food type, such as Happy Cow, means that developers should stay focused on it. Knowing that such and such features, UI elements, and API are necessary will help team members collaborate better in order to meet certain expectations. Whether you develop an app under your brand’s banner or outsource coding and design services to would-be clients, briefs can provide you with several benefits:

  • Clarity on what your mobile app project “is” and “isn’t” early in development
  • Point of reference for developers, project leads, and clients throughout the cycle
  • Smart allocation of available time and resources based on objective development criteria
  • Streamlined project data storage for further app updates and iterations

Writing Steps to Create a Good Mobile App Project Brief

Writing-Steps-to-Create-a-Good-Mobile-App-Project-Brief

1. Establish the “You” Behind the App

Depending on how “open” your project is to the public, you will want to write a detailed section about who the developers are. Elements such as company name, address, project lead, project title, as well as contact information, should be included in this introductory segment. Regardless of whether you build an in-house app or outsource developers to a client, this section is used for easy document storage and access.

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