At 08:18 AM 9/19/2016 -0400, Kyle Hall wrote:
Thanks for the feedback Stefano!
Please, if anybody is *against* the use of React in Koha, please voice your concerns!


Question: what has Facebook added to js that we could not use as "regular" js? Not a show stopper, but our "gut feeling" (not fully documented, but more than anecdotal) is that all js code, given its standalone capability, has a more than proportional speed downside. And I'm not going near the licensing questions.

If I understand this bug 17297 ("low enhancement") correctly, it refines itemnotes by adding granularity. If this is a "good thing", can the original coding be improved? Add an auth value? If we need js, how optional might this be? (do we know how many Koha users are truly interested?)

I've always been impressed by Koha core speed, and without using such expressions as "mission creep" (or heaven forfend, code bloat) I truly recognize that enhancements are a real life necessity. Just wondering how and where they are best added while maintaining the KISS principle...

Best -- Paul


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On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 9:50 AM, Stefano Bargioni <<mailto:bargi...@pusc.it>bargi...@pusc.it> wrote:
My +1 for React. Angular requires a specific skill, other than Javascript.
Stefano

On 15 set 2016, at 19:22, Kyle Hall <<mailto:kyle.m.h...@gmail.com>kyle.m.h...@gmail.com> wrote:

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>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!

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