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Vanja's Blog

Welcome to the personal blog of Vanja Petreski. Software Engineering. Travelling. Thoughts. Scroll down for recent posts..


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React Router

React Router is the standard routing library for React. It keeps your UI in sync with the URL. This short article will give you some info how to quickly start using it. If you remember my React Countries app and React articles – we will use that app and add routing features to it, for the sake of practicing React Router library. [...]

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Testing React-Redux

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. ~ Albert Einstein I prefer to apply KISS Principle when solving problems, so the same goes for testing React-Redux apps. I am building testing upon my Idiomatic Redux article and app. Here you can find React Countries app with tests included that I will be referring. After [...]

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Is React Native For You?

It’s funny that I am writing this article with only 1-2 days of React Native experience. But this is not a technical article, but just my thoughts and conclusions after playing short time with it and some discussion with my colleagues Pawel and Kelvin from X-Team. What is React Native React Native is a framework, built by Facebook, [...]

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Idiomatic Redux

After First Taste of Redux I did Building React Applications with Idiomatic Redux course. You can find notes and source code (branch per lesson) for it. Here is my React Countries app source code, refactored with new knowledge. You can see how it looks. API Now we have fake API simulating backend with all operations and data encapsulated [...]

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First Taste of Redux

After React Baby Steps it was time to learn Redux. Yes, because it’s popular, but also because I’ve found that my React Redux-free app has one top component propagating props to the leafs of the component tree. So components in between, even if they don’t need some props, have to receive them just to propagate them [...]

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