Recently, on TADevelops, I wrote about how to capture App Analytics with Redux. If you’re looking to measure page view events in your Redux app and haven’t seen it yet, please give it a scan. Even if you’re not using the de facto community routers the approach can be modified to emit page review events from your Redux app to a number of analytics providers with relative ease using a single existing middleware integration for Segment.
For several weeks I’ve been thinking about how to go about creating a chat application. After a knowledge drop from Kent Safranski I was inspired to stand-up the chat app using Redis. For the experiment I decided to use Go given the concurrency affordances baked into the language. So I took A Tour of Go and hit the blogs to see what I could find in the open source community.
Looking back on learning to code originally, it started when I played script kiddie back in the mid-90’s using AOHell.1 But getting a hold of scripts like that to play with meant getting closer to the warez scene on EFNet, which is where I started picking up parts of my first scripting language. But rather than tell you the yawn-inducing story of how I learned to create a successful ratio-driven FTP dumpsite and wire it to an eggdrop reporting real-time race stats on IRC2, I want to instead tell you about what it costs to learn Redux. Which really means the price of simply learning to code.
Not interested in reinventing the wheel? Neither am I. Here’s a short list of awesome React boilerplates – sometimes knows as starter kits, seeds or skeletons – for getting React-based applications off the ground in a hurry. These application templates were not taken from any list, however awesome that list might actually be. Rather, they’ve gained enough mindshare to find me outside The Stream. They’re open source and waiting for you to clone, fork and build upon for your next React project.
I’d originally planned to make this a tutorial on how to build a React Native app. But to give it justice I’m doing a Webcast. Instead, what I’ll share with you here are some of my top takeaways from building my first iOS app with React Native. These are coming from the viewpoint of an experienced Web developer building a native app for the first time. Things I wish I’d known earlier kinda stuff. So without further ado…