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I like this article. It's probably a good idea to build your own simple todo app using Redux from scratch first, and then follow this guide. It would make a lot more sense.

Using this as a place to put some thoughts on Redux after having picked it up over the past few weeks.

I have been spending the least few weeks re-writing an "offline-first" mobx React app into Redux, after it started spinning out of control and becoming unmanageable. Mobx provided a lot less guidance on how to structure a larger app (read: more than a few pages with non-trivial remote interactions)

Like React itself, it took me a few weeks to grok the philosophy and architecture, and internalize the key components so that I wasn't getting lost every few lines of code.

I had evaluated Elm earlier in the year but passed on it, as there were some interop issues, and the component ecosystem wasn't as mature as react.

Redux has had the effect of organizing my code and helping me reason about the structure, as well as providing time travel for free.

Typescript to be very helpful when building with Redux, specifically when I did something wrong, and had to refactor.

I've also been pleasantly surprised at the middleware ecosystem, and how useful and easy to configure it has been.




First I pissed off on Elm, and have been observed many the leader's reasons behind things people do not like. However, it is hard to make arguments against reasons from his point of view (e.g. https://github.com/elm-lang/projects/blob/master/roadmap.md)

Now, it really makes sense to me that he made it hard on JS interop and discourage js-wrapped packages. We should move forward, even WebAssembly team, as I imply, want to ditch javascript completely (But people don't want to say it out for unhealthy discussion) Here is a talk about what/why/some how/ on WebAssembly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH9NYzH3-74

We don't need "component" things in Elm, though if you mean "module", I'm sorry. I really don't understand why people still build things on top javascript that is fundamentally and practically wrong (No need to elaborate _this_!)




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