React / Redux / TypeScript / JSPM - Starter

based on JSPM (SystemJS - ES module loader + bundling with Rollup)

Futuristic, bundle-free development environment for building Component-Driven SPA with React, Redux and TypeScript - utilizing power of Static Type-checking, ES.Next, CSS-Modules, Hot-reload, in-browser transpilation, tree-shaking - powered by JSPM (SystemJS & Rollup with tree-shaking)

Learn more about static typing with TypeScript in "React & Redux" apps here:

A comprehensive guide to static typing "React & Redux" apps using TypeScript
https://github.com/piotrwitek/react-redux-typescript-guide

Alternative Webpack-2 powered Starter with react-hot-loader, optimized for performance:

https://github.com/piotrwitek/react-redux-typescript-webpack-starter

Demo:

http://piotrwitek.github.io/react-redux-typescript-jspm-starter/


Table of Contents

  1. Innovations
  2. Features
  3. Roadmap
  4. Installation
  5. Project Structure
  6. Workflows Guide
  7. CLI Commands

Innovations

RAPID-SPEED DEVELOPMENT WORKFLOW - no bundling!

No module bundling during development, instead loading source files (.ts/.tsx) directly in the browser (using plugin-typescript). Type-checking is disabled for speed and delegated to another process.

DELEGATED TYPE-CHECKING

Type-checking is delegated to a seperate process using following options:

  • CLI - TypeScript compiler running in CLI (instructions)
  • Editor/IDE - TypeScript Language Service providing Intellisense (e.g. Webstorm, VS Code, Atom, Sublime Text, alm.tools and more...)

NOTE: There are two seperate tsconfig needed - one for type-checking during development and the other for sources compilation to create production bundle:

STRICT NULL CHECKS

Enable strictNullChecks with noImplicitAny (compiler flags), to get Non-nullable Types (v2.0) and Smarter Type Inference (v2.1) (Source) which greatly increase your TypeScript experience.

HOT-RELOAD THAT SCALE

Local dev-server with hot-reload out-of-the-box (using systemjs-hot-reloader).

Scaling: - this workflow can handle very large projects with thousands of modules without slowing down, basically because it re-import and re-evaluate only those modules that has changed in the browser using SystemJS Module Loader.__

More on differences with Webpack workflow from real project use-case by @jonaskello https://github.com/Microsoft/TypeScript/issues/1564#issuecomment-252903932

CLI WORKFLOW

Most often your team is using different Editors/IDE's so you'll need to have a common way across the team to run type-checking using right version of TypeScript compiler for consistent results and avoid version mismatch issues.

Provided npm commands *(JS emit is disabled to not emit files for type-checking):

  • tsc -p src --watch - fast incremental type-checking in watch mode
  • tsc -p src - single thorough check

ASYNC/AWAIT/GENERATORS - transpilation to ES5

TypeScript natively support "async & generator functions" transformations without any other tools when targeting ES5:

  • Async/Await - TS v2.1 provide native downlevel transformation to ES5 (Source)
  • Generators - TS v2.3 provide native downlevel transformation to ES5 (Source)

TESTING WITH TYPESCRIPT

  • Running tests without transpilation with ts-node runtime (CLI command npm test)
  • Test harness using (jest)
  • Jest Snapshot Testing in TypeScript

AUTOMATIC BUILD SCRIPTS

Fully automatic build script will generate your "vendor bundle" by parsing and extracting JSPM dependencies from package.json. No manual configuration.

OPTIMIZED JSPM LOADING SPEED

When trying to load multiple external dependencies as seperate calls it can slow down page reload in the browsers. Splitting external dependencies to a "vendor bundle" (from node_modules/ dependencies)can speed up page reload significantly by minimizing requests count.

Test reload speed improvement using following simple test procedure:

  1. run npm run dev:unbundle -> open network tab in chrome dev tools -> reload the page -> check logged results
  2. run npm run dev:bundle -> open network tab in chrome dev tools -> reload page -> compare logged results with previous

Features

  • PRODUCTION-WORKFLOW - cross-platform npm scripts for production bundling & deployment, github-hooks, linter, test runner etc.
  • TYPESAFE-API-CALLS - type safety of HTTP API calls (responses/requests) - stop checking for API docs and let your tools guide you
  • REACT-ROUTER - react-router-redux to store routing history in redux state (Time-Travel Debugging)
  • REDUX-DEV-TOOLS - Redux DevTools with chrome-extension
  • BEM & ITCSS - BEM with Inverted Triangle conventions to give meaning and context to CSS classes
  • CSS-MODULES - locally scoped CSS, encapsulated as ES6 Modules (using csjs)

    EXAMPLE: Consumer Component and CSS Module in TypeScript

React Best Practices & Optimizations

  • no mixins -> use ES6 style PureRenderMixin with PureComponent
  • no ref strings -> use ref callbacks
  • no method binding -> use ES Class Fields
  • no function/objects instantiation in render method -> instantiate in outer scope and use references
  • render big collections in separate, dedicated components -> no unfortunate re-renders when other props changes
  • don't use array index as key property -> use item unique id property to eliminate bugs
  • remove bindActionCreators boilerplate using object literal with actions instead of mapDispatchToProps function issue #32

React-Redux Patterns

JSPM / System.js / Rollup

  • JSPM 0.17.X - production ready set-up with best-practices from real-world projects
  • optimized loading speed by utilizing vendor dev-bundle (read below)
  • using Rollup for bundling and tree-shaking optimizations
  • bundles for production - seperate vendor & app bundles
  • importing and bundling CSS / SCSS / JSON / Image files using plugins

Roadmap

  • Redux integration testing
  • Testing with Enzyme (JSDOM)
  • Testing with Snapshots

Installation

Prerequisites

  • Node.js >=4.0.0
  • Optional: Global JSPM installation for CLI commands - npm i -g jspm
  • you can use Yarn
// Clone repo
git clone https://github.com/piotrwitek/react-redux-typescript-jspm-starter.git

// Install dependencies
npm install

// Install JSPM packages and create vendor dependencies bundle
npm run init

// Run development server with HMR
npm run dev

Project Structure

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├── assets                      # static assets copied to dist folder
|   ├── index.html              # index.html configured for production use
|   ├── loader-styles.css       # css app loading indicator
|   └── shim.min.js             # core-js polyfill
├── dist                        # production build output
├── scripts                     # build and workflow scripts
├── src                         # app source code
│   ├── components              # global reusable presentational components
│   ├── containers              # container components providing redux context
│   ├── layouts                 # components defining page layouts
│   ├── services                # modules abstracting communication with web services
│   ├── store                   # modules containing redux modules (reducers/constants/action creators)
│   ├── types                   # custom TypeScript definitions
│   ├── utils                   # app utility modules
│   ├── app.tsx                 # app entry module with routing config
│   └── tsconfig.tsx            # TypeScript compiler config
├── temp                        # development vendor bundle output
├── index.html                  # index.html
├── jspm.config.js              # system.js config for app dependencies
├── server.js                   # dev-server entry module
└── tslint.json                 # linter config

Workflows Guide

NOTE: Use index.html from assets for production, it have optimized loading logic for production. It is already configured in build script.

- Development Workflow

  1. npm run dev:bundle - build optional vendor dependencies bundle to speed-up page reload during development (re-run when dependencies was changed)
  2. npm run dev - start local dev server with hot-reload and open browser

- NO-IDE Workflow - command line type checking

  1. npm run tsc:watch - if you don't use IDE with Intellisense, run this command for fast incremental type-checking in CLI

- Build for Production Workflow

  1. npm run build - create app.js & vendor.js bundles in dist/ folder
  • npm run build:app - build only app.js bundle (run when project source code has changed)
  • npm run build:vendor - build only vendor.js bundle (run when project dependencies has changed)
  1. npm run prod - start local dev server in dist/ folder running production bundle

CLI Commands

- Init

npm run init - install jspm packages and prebuilds vendor.dev.js bundle

- Development

npm run dev or yarn dev - start local dev server with hot-reload jspm-hmr

npm run dev:bundle - build optional vendor dependencies bundle (vendor.dev.js) to speed-up page reload during development (non-minified with source-maps)

npm run dev:unbundle - remove vendor.dev.js bundle package
(WARNING: it will result in loading all of vendor packages as multiple requests - use it only when needed e.g. leveraging HTTP/2 multiplexing/pipelining)

- Type checking

npm run tsc - single thorough check

npm run tsc:watch - fast incremental type-checking in watch mode

- Production Bundling (dist/ folder)

npm run prod - start local dev server in dist/ folder running production bundle

npm run build - build all, app.js & vendor.prod.js bundle

npm run build:app - build only src/ - app.js (minified, no source-maps)

npm run build:vendor - build only node_modules/ dependencies - vendor.prod.js (minified, no source-maps)

npm run build:debug - build debug version of app.js (non-minified with source-maps)

- Utility & Git Hooks

npm run clean - clean dist, node_modules, jspm_packages folders

npm run lint - run ts linter

npm run test - run tests with jest runner

npm run test:update - updates jest snapshots

npm run precommit - pre commit git hook - runs linter and check types

npm run prepush - pre push git hook - runs linter and tests

- Deployment

npm run deploy:init - clone git repository in /dist folder (gh-pages branch)

npm run deploy - commit and push all changes found in /dist folder


The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2016 Piotr Witek piotrek.witek@gmail.com (http://piotrwitek.github.io/)

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

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React Redux Typescript JSpm Starter

Futuristic, bundle-free, development environment for building Component-Driven SPA with React, Redux and TypeScript - powered by JSPM (SystemJS & Rollup with tree-shaking)

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