Jumpsuit: A React Framework
There are several reasons for using React and Redux together, but using them together is not easy at all. It is very difficult (even for advanced programmers) to be productive while working on both together.
Luckily, there are ways to work on both together but understanding those ways were pretty cumbersome. It just added to the confusion and complicated things even further for the programmer.
The situation did not get better till a tool that would solve this problem was developed. That tool or platform is Jumpsuit. With the development of Jumpsuit, the developers were able to enjoy the benefits of both React and Redux without putting in a lot of effort. So what exactly is Jumpsuit? Let’s find out in this post.
Table of contents
- What is Jumpsuit?
- Why Jumpsuit?
What is Jumpsuit?
To understand Jumpsuit, we need to first know what React is.
Now that we have knocked React out of our way, let’s use this knowledge to understandwhat Jumpsuit is.
Jumpsuit is a framework and a command-line interface (CLI) that is extremely efficient and powerful. It helps to start a project at lightning speeds and helps in improving the efficiency with which the coder codes. Most importantly, it helps the user to completely utilize the benefits of using React and Redux together without caring about all the overhead. The configuration of the Redux structure is pretty complicated. React provides scalability and helps in writing the code fast and in a simple manner. This in turn improves the overall efficiency of the developer.
The best feature of Jumpsuit that comes in handy is its management of states and the module Jumpstate. A single intelligent instance is created which consists of action constants and action creators by the Redux reducer, which is simplified by the Jumpstate.
Jumpsuit brings together a lot of existing and useful tools along with a few new ideas into a single amazing library:
- While starting a project, there is no need to set up and import tonnes of libraries. A single dependency is sufficient to get started.
- No need for boiler plating; just start writing your code from the first line.
- It is a simple Application Programming Interface (API) for Redux and React.
- For improving the speed of coding, an optional but important Command Line Interface (CLI) is available.
- Jumpsuit provides Hot State Reloading (HSR) which is similar to Hot Module Replacement (used for reloading particular segments in a page).
Example of Jumpsuit framework in React
Write the below code in index.js.
In the above code, we import the required frameworks and initialize a constant CounterState. We have created a head that shows the state of the counter. Two buttons are created which are used to change the state of the counter with increment or decrement function.
- With the usage of Jumpsuit, the amount of code to be written is quite minimal. Importantly, it is simple to understand. Since the problem of building a bridge between Redux and React is solved here, even for beginner programmers coding becomes easy.
- The steps such as action creators, action type constants, and dispatchers are no longer needed. These steps had no real purpose before but had to be carried out.
- Even if some advanced features such as Redux dispatcher or middleware are to be used then Jumpsuit steps aside and lets the coder use Redux and React wherever required.
- Jumpsuit command-line interface has a very powerful effect. Jumpsuit has a replaced webpack for the user along with the accompanying config files.
Alternatives for Jumpsuit
Facebook regards Relay as a framework that is used for building Data-Driven React applications. There is no need to communicate with your data store using the imperative API. Instead, use GraphQL to declare the data requirements and let your data be figured out by Relay.
This article gives you an insight into how powerful the Jumpsuit framework is and how it has made the lives of developers better. However, the Jumpsuit framework along with Jumpstate is deprecated and people are using Redux with redux-thunk. Even though the Jumpsuit framework is now deprecated, learning about such frameworks helps us to understand the management of states done by these frameworks. This in turn helps you get a better understanding of more recent frameworks.