Avav Smith

Avav Smith


A react hook that simplifies usage of useReducer

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Local Development

Below is a list of commands you will probably find useful.

npm start or yarn start

Runs the project in development/watch mode. Your project will be rebuilt upon changes. TSDX has a special logger for you convenience. Error messages are pretty printed and formatted for compatibility VS Code’s Problems tab.

Your library will be rebuilt if you make edits.

npm run build or yarn build

Bundles the package to the dist folder. The package is optimized and bundled with Rollup into multiple formats (CommonJS, UMD, and ES Module).

npm test or yarn test

Runs the test watcher (Jest) in an interactive mode. By default, runs tests related to files changed since the last commit.

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Author: matthewdavidrodgers

GitHub: https://github.com/matthewdavidrodgers/useReducerActions

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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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Leonard  Paucek

Leonard Paucek


Jump to Local IDE Code Directly From Browser React Component

React Dev Inspector

Jump to local IDE code directly from browser React component by just a simple click

This package allows users to jump to local IDE code directly from browser React component by just a simple click, which is similar to Chrome inspector but more advanced.

View Demo View Github


press hotkey (ctrl⌃ + shift⇧ + commmand⌘ + c), then click the HTML element you wish to inspect.

screen record gif (8M size):

Jump to local IDE code directly from browser React component by just a simple click


npm i -D react-dev-inspector


Users need to add React component and apply webpack config before connecting your React project with 'react-dev-inspector'.

Note: You should NOT use this package, and React component, webpack config in production mode


1. Add Inspector React Component

import React from 'react'
import { Inspector, InspectParams } from 'react-dev-inspector'

const InspectorWrapper = process.env.NODE_ENV === 'development'
  ? Inspector
  : React.Fragment

export const Layout = () => {
  // ...

  return (
      onClickElement={(params: InspectParams) => {}}


2. Set up Inspector Config

You should add:

  • an inspector babel plugin, to inject source code location info
    • react-dev-inspector/plugins/babel
  • an server api middleware, to open local IDE
    • import { launchEditorMiddleware } from 'react-dev-inspector/plugins/webpack'

to your current project development config.

Such as add babel plugin into your .babelrc or webpack babel-loader config,
add api middleware into your webpack-dev-server config or other server setup.


There are some example ways to set up, please pick the one fit your project best.

In common cases, if you're using webpack, you can see #raw-webpack-config,

If your project happen to use vite / nextjs / create-react-app and so on, you can also try out our integrated plugins / examples with

raw webpack config


// .babelrc.js
module.exports = {
  plugins: [
     * react-dev-inspector plugin, options docs see:
     * https://github.com/zthxxx/react-dev-inspector#inspector-babel-plugin-options
// webpack.config.ts
import type { Configuration } from 'webpack'
import { launchEditorMiddleware } from 'react-dev-inspector/plugins/webpack'

const config: Configuration = {
   * [server side] webpack dev server side middleware for launch IDE app
  devServer: {
    before: (app) => {


usage with Vite2

example project see: https://github.com/zthxxx/react-dev-inspector/tree/master/examples/vite2

example vite.config.ts:

import { defineConfig } from 'vite'
import { inspectorServer } from 'react-dev-inspector/plugins/vite'

export default defineConfig({
  plugins: [


usage with Next.js

use Next.js Custom Server + Customizing Babel Config

example project see: https://github.com/zthxxx/react-dev-inspector/tree/master/examples/nextjs

in server.js, example:


const {
} = require('react-dev-inspector/plugins/webpack')

app.prepare().then(() => {
  createServer((req, res) => {
     * middlewares, from top to bottom
    const middlewares = [
       * react-dev-inspector configuration two middlewares for nextjs

      /** Next.js default app handle */
        (req, res) => handle(req, res),

    const middlewarePipeline = middlewares.reduceRight(
      (next, middleware) => (
        () => { middleware(req, res, next) }
      () => {},


  }).listen(PORT, (err) => {
    if (err) throw err
    console.debug(`> Ready on http://localhost:${PORT}`)

in package.json, example:

  "scripts": {
-    "dev": "next dev",
+    "dev": "node server.js",
    "build": "next build"

in .babelrc.js, example:

module.exports = {
  plugins: [
     * react-dev-inspector plugin, options docs see:
     * https://github.com/zthxxx/react-dev-inspector#inspector-babel-plugin-options


usage with create-react-app

cra + react-app-rewired + customize-cra example config-overrides.js:

example project see: https://github.com/zthxxx/react-dev-inspector/tree/master/examples/cra

const { ReactInspectorPlugin } = require('react-dev-inspector/plugins/webpack')
const {
} = require('customize-cra')

module.exports = override(
    // plugin options docs see:
    // https://github.com/zthxxx/react-dev-inspector#inspector-babel-plugin-options
      excludes: [
    new ReactInspectorPlugin(),


usage with Umi3

example project see: https://github.com/zthxxx/react-dev-inspector/tree/master/examples/umi3

Example .umirc.dev.ts:

// https://umijs.org/config/
import { defineConfig } from 'umi'

export default defineConfig({
  plugins: [
  inspectorConfig: {
    // babel plugin options docs see:
    // https://github.com/zthxxx/react-dev-inspector#inspector-babel-plugin-options
    excludes: [],


usage with Umi2

Example .umirc.dev.js:

import { launchEditorMiddleware } from 'react-dev-inspector/plugins/webpack'

export default {
  // ...
  extraBabelPlugins: [
    // plugin options docs see:
    // https://github.com/zthxxx/react-dev-inspector#inspector-babel-plugin-options

   * And you need to set `false` to `dll` in `umi-plugin-react`,
   * becase these is a umi2 bug that `dll` cannot work with `devServer.before`
   * https://github.com/umijs/umi/issues/2599
   * https://github.com/umijs/umi/issues/2161
  chainWebpack(config, { webpack }) {
    const originBefore = config.toConfig().devServer

    config.devServer.before((app, server, compiler) => {
      originBefore?.before?.(app, server, compiler)

    return config  

usage with Ice.js

Example build.json:

// https://ice.work/docs/guide/basic/build
  "plugins": [


Examples Project Code



Component Props

checkout TS definition under react-dev-inspector/es/Inspector.d.ts.

keysinspector hotkeys

supported keys see: https://github.com/jaywcjlove/hotkeys#supported-keys
string[]['control', 'shift', 'command', 'c']
disableLaunchEditordisable editor launching

(launch by default in dev Mode, but not in production mode)
onHoverElementtriggered when mouse hover in inspector mode(params: InspectParams) => void-
onClickElementtriggered when mouse hover in inspector mode(params: InspectParams) => void-
// import type { InspectParams } from 'react-dev-inspector'

interface InspectParams {
  /** hover / click event target dom element */
  element: HTMLElement,
  /** nearest named react component fiber for dom element */
  fiber?: React.Fiber,
  /** source file line / column / path info for react component */
  codeInfo?: {
    lineNumber: string,
    columnNumber: string,
    * code source file relative path to dev-server cwd(current working directory)
    * need use with `react-dev-inspector/plugins/babel`
    relativePath?: string,
    * code source file absolute path
    * just need use with `@babel/plugin-transform-react-jsx-source` which auto set by most framework
    absolutePath?: string,
  /** react component name for dom element */
  name?: string,


Inspector Babel Plugin Options

interface InspectorPluginOptions {
  /** override process.cwd() */
  cwd?: string,
  /** patterns to exclude matched files */
  excludes?: (string | RegExp)[],


Inspector Loader Props

// import type { ParserPlugin, ParserOptions } from '@babel/parser'
// import type { InspectorConfig } from 'react-dev-inspector/plugins/webpack'

interface InspectorConfig {
  /** patterns to exclude matched files */
  excludes?: (string | RegExp)[],
   * add extra plugins for babel parser
   * default is ['typescript', 'jsx', 'decorators-legacy', 'classProperties']
  babelPlugins?: ParserPlugin[],
  /** extra babel parser options */
  babelOptions?: ParserOptions,


IDE / Editor config

This package uses react-dev-utils to launch your local IDE application, but, which one will be open?

In fact, it uses an environment variable named REACT_EDITOR to specify an IDE application, but if you do not set this variable, it will try to open a common IDE that you have open or installed once it is certified.

For example, if you want it always open VSCode when inspection clicked, set export REACT_EDITOR=code in your shell.



install VSCode command line tools, see the official docs

set env to shell, like .bashrc or .zshrc

export REACT_EDITOR=code



  • just set env with an absolute path to shell, like .bashrc or .zshrc (only MacOS)
export REACT_EDITOR='/Applications/WebStorm.app/Contents/MacOS/webstorm'


install WebStorm command line tools
Jump to local IDE code directly from browser React component by just a simple click

then set env to shell, like .bashrc or .zshrc

export REACT_EDITOR=webstorm



Yes! you can also use vim if you want, just set env to shell

export REACT_EDITOR=vim


How It Works

Stage 1 - Compile Time

  • [babel plugin] inject source file path/line/column to JSX data attributes props

Stage 2 - Web React Runtime

[React component] Inspector Component in react, for listen hotkeys, and request api to dev-server for open IDE.

Specific, when you click a component DOM, the Inspector will try to obtain its source file info (path/line/column), then request launch-editor api (in stage 3) with absolute file path.

Stage 3 - Dev-server Side

[middleware] setup launchEditorMiddleware in webpack dev-server (or other dev-server), to open file in IDE according to the request params.

Only need in development mode,and you want to open IDE when click a component element.

Not need in prod mode, or you just want inspect dom without open IDE (set disableLaunchEditor={true} to Inspector component props)

Analysis of Theory

Author: zthxxx
Source code: https://github.com/zthxxx/react-dev-inspector
License: MIT license

#react-native #react 

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/

#react #hooks in react #react hooks example #react js projects for beginners #what are hooks in react js? #when to use react hooks

Hayden Slater


Validating React Forms With React-Hook-Form

Validating inputs is very often required. For example, when you want to make sure two passwords inputs are the same, an email input should in fact be an email or that the input is not too long. This is can be easily done using React Hook From. In this article, I will show you how.

Required Fields

The most simple, yet very common, validation is to make sure that an input component contains input from the user. React Hook Form basic concept is to register input tags to the form by passing register() to the tag’s ref attribute. As we can see here:

#react-native #react #react-hook-form #react-hook

The Ugly Side of React Hooks

In this post, I will share my own point of view about React Hooks, and as the title of this post implies, I am not a big fan.

Let’s break down the motivation for ditching classes in favor of hooks, as described in the official React’s docs.

Motivation #1: Classes are confusing

we’ve found that classes can be a large barrier to learning React. You have to understand how "this"_ works in JavaScript, which is very different from how it works in most languages. You have to remember to bind the event handlers. Without unstable syntax proposals, the code is very verbose […] The distinction between function and class components in React and when to use each one leads to disagreements even between experienced React developers._

Ok, I can agree that

thiscould be a bit confusing when you are just starting your way in Javascript, but arrow functions solve the confusion, and calling a_stage 3_feature that is already being supported out of the box by Typescript, an “unstable syntax proposal”, is just pure demagoguery. React team is referring to theclass fieldsyntax, a syntax that is already being vastly used and will probably soon be officially supported

class Foo extends React.Component {
  onPress = () => {

  render() {
    return <Button onPress={this.onPress} />

As you can see, by using a class field arrow function, you don’t need to bind anything in the constructor, and

this will always point to the correct context.

And if classes are confusing, what can we say about the new hooked functions? A hooked function is not a regular function, because it has state, it has a weird looking

this(aka_useRef_), and it can have multiple instances. But it is definitely not a class, it is something in between, and from now on I will refer to it as aFunclass. So, are those Funclasses going to be easier for human and machines? I am not sure about machines, but I really don’t think that Funclasses are conceptually easier to understand than classes. Classes are a well known and thought out concept, and every developer is familiar with the concept ofthis, even if in javascript it’s a bit different. Funclasses on the other hand, are a new concept, and a pretty weird one. They feel much more magical, and they rely too much on conventions instead of a strict syntax. You have to follow somestrict and weird rules, you need to be careful of where you put your code, and there are many pitfalls. Telling me to avoid putting a hook inside anifstatement, because the internal mechanism of hooks is based on call order, is just insane! I would expect something like this from a half baked POC library, not from a well known library like React. Be also prepared for some awful naming like useRef (a fancy name forthis),useEffect ,useMemo,useImperativeHandle(say whatt??) and more.

The syntax of classes was specifically invented in order to deal with the concept of multiple instances and the concept of an instance scope (the exact purpose of

this ). Funclasses are just a weird way of achieving the same goal, using the wrong puzzle pieces. Many people are confusing Funclasses with functional programming, but Funclasses are actually just classes in disguise. A class is a concept, not a syntax.

Oh, and about the last note:

The distinction between function and class components in React and when to use each one leads to disagreements even between experienced React developers

Until now, the distinction was pretty clear- if you needed a state or lifecycle methods, you used a class, otherwise it doesn’t really matter if you used a function or class. Personally, I liked the idea that when I stumbled upon a function component, I could immediately know that this is a “dumb component” without a state. Sadly, with the introduction of Funclasses, this is not the situation anymore.

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