The Redux Starter Kit package is intended to help address three common concerns about Redux:
- "Configuring a Redux store is too complicated"
- "I have to add a lot of packages to get Redux to do anything useful"
- "Redux requires too much boilerplate code"
We can't solve every use case, but in the spirit of
apollo-boost, we can try to provide some tools that abstract over the setup process and handle the most common use cases, as well as include some useful utilities that will let the user simplify their application code.
This package is not intended to solve every possible concern about Redux, and is deliberately limited in scope. It does not address concepts like "reusable encapsulated Redux modules", data fetching, folder or file structures, managing entity relationships in the store, and so on.
That said, these tools should be beneficial to all Redux users. Whether you're a brand new Redux user setting up your first project, or an experienced user who wants to simplify an existing application, Redux Starter Kit can help you make your Redux code better.
Redux Starter Kit includes:
configureStore()function with simplified configuration options. It can automatically combine your slice reducers, adds whatever Redux middleware you supply, includes
redux-thunkby default, and enables use of the Redux DevTools Extension.
createReducer()utility that lets you supply a lookup table of action types to case reducer functions, rather than writing switch statements. In addition, it automatically uses the
immerlibrary to let you write simpler immutable updates with normal mutative code, like
state.todos.completed = true.
createAction()utility that returns an action creator function for the given action type string. The function itself has
toString()defined, so that it can be used in place of the type constant.
createSlice()function that accepts a set of reducer functions, a slice name, and an initial state value, and automatically generates corresponding action creators, types, and simple selector functions.
- An improved version of the widely used
createSelectorutility for creating memoized selector functions, which can accept string keypaths as "input selectors" (re-exported from the
Redux Starter Kit is available as a package on NPM for use with a module bundler or in a Node application:
npm install --save redux-starter-kit
It is also available as a precompiled UMD package that defines a
window['redux-starter-kit'] global variable.
The UMD package can be used as a
<script> tag directly.
Help and Discussion
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