Namespacing Redux Action Type Constant Values

Most everyone agrees that defining constants for your Redux action types is good idea. If you use string literals, it’s all too easy to misspell one and wonder why your reducer isn’t responding. If you use a constant, your IDE can point out that gaffe right away. Declaring Action Type Constants The Read More …

Building a React-based Chat Client with Redux

Let’s build a non-trivial app with React and then refactor it to use Redux! Much of the advice you get regarding the addition of Redux to your React projects is to only do so once they reach a certain size, because of the extra complexity Redux adds. That’s certainly fair. But it will leave Read More …

Multi-server Chat in Node Without a Database

A few years back, I was consulting for a client who had a Node-based instant messaging feature which had worked pretty well at first. But the number of users grew, and then it didn’t. Even though they had a number of load-balanced server instances running, they found that the Redis database they were using Read More …