generator-redux (GitHub: banderson/generator-redux, License: MIT, npm: generator-redux)
Today I like to mention a Yeoman generator which I’ve being using a lot lately: generator-redux. When you are not familiar with Yeoman please check it out, it will save you a lot of time.
You have probably heard about Facebook’s Flux architecture. Since a few months there is a new kid in town called Redux. Redux is “Atomic Flux with hot reloading”. A next-generation take on the Flux pattern with some core design differences such as:
- Preserves the benefits of Flux, but adds other nice properties thanks to its functional nature.
- Prevents some of the anti-patterns common in Flux code.
- Works great in universal (aka “isomorphic”) apps because it doesn’t use singletons and the data can be rehydrated. …
The features included in this generator are:
- Redux functional application architecture
- Redux-DevTools configured and enabled when in dev mode
- WebPack for build pipeline and dev server awesomeness
- Babel transpiler so you can use bleeding edge language features
- PostCSS preprocessor with autoprefixer support
Offcourse this generator depends on
yo being installed globally. Once you have that you can acquire it via:
npm install -g generator-redux
Now that the generator is installed you can access it via:
This will give you a prompt asking you for an application name, description and a port. Description is used in package.json and the generated README.md. Port is to run your development server on (defaults to 3000).
To start the scaffold app use:
When you wanna run it with the Redux-DevTools enabled use:
DEBUG=true npm start