Hi Kyle;

Thanks for this example.
Would it be possible to see a working example to fully understand what
you have in mind?

Cheers,
Jonathan

2016-09-15 19:22 GMT+02:00 Kyle Hall <kyle.m.h...@gmail.com>:
> I have my proof of concept for using React within Koha completed! You can
> see it here: https://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=17297
>
> Please give it a try!
>
> So, I've written this development ( at least in part ) in both Angular and
> React. I know Angular 2 is out but here are my thoughts so far.
>
> 1) It's much easier to think in React than in Angular. React is for the most
> part just Javascript. It's far less opinionated than Angular. They saying
> goes React is Javascript and Angular is Angular. I think the flexibility of
> React works well within the Koha ecosystem.
>
> 2) Writing React feels much more like programming. I think it's much faster
> to develop reactive and ajax features in React than it is using jQuery.
>
> 3) React makes it pretty easy to create widgets that we can drop in to a
> given page and have just work. Pretty much anything that shows up on
> multiple pages would make for a good React widget. Think the holds table
> which is on the checkouts page and the patron details page. It is ajaxified
> now, but a far far cleaner version could be written in React.
>
> 4) React is just a view layer. Angular is a full MVC framework with many
> pieces we don't really need.
>
> I think React is probably the way to go for Koha. I like Angular but for
> Koha in particular, I think React is a better fit. I think we really need to
> get this decision made as soon as possible. If anyone has opinions, please
> let everyone know!
>
> Kyle
>
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