Tag Archives: javascript

Yep, I’m still using redux

Why I’m still using redux and how I’m currently using redux.

One thing I’ve heard a lot recently, when other frontend people have taken a look at my code, is the question “Are you still using redux? That’s so wonderfully quaint and old fashioned. When we threw it out and started using useState() hooks our life got so much better!” (or maybe just “once we started using hooks our life got so much better”).

And yep, I am still using redux, even though react hooks, which supposedly made redux obsolete and old-fashioned, arrived back in 2018 (which is also the same year I started doing frontend programming).

Continue reading Yep, I’m still using redux

Replacing react-datepicker with HTML input element of type date

I replaced “react-datepicker” in two of my react applications, with the built-in <input type=”date”/> date picker, and the resulting reductions in bundle.js size were so significant I felt the need to blog about it.

Continue reading Replacing react-datepicker with HTML input element of type date