yes, react… how could i forget… except because i can’t stand it
but yes… it’s the latest thing. i seems like i have to use it often myself in projects i contribute to. it seems to have some real staying power.
ok, so what does that mean in terms of tools???
- JSX transpiling
- (maybe) the FB react debugging tools
- (maybe) the react local-dev server for previewing
- (probably not) git deployment
++ some way to lay out and build up react views in a nice GUI visual way
unfortunately, all of these tools are actively hostile to being wedged into a GUI. these communities really have a lover for UNIX and terminal gymnastics.
i think the first step would just be to attack the last item… perhaps a stack/plugin that exports JSX files. then a savvy user could push that through the normal React tooling flow.
step 2 would definitely be outside of stacks… perhaps RW, a new plugin, or even a separate app… something to help make the rest a bit less n00b hostile.
ok, who’s with me? who wants to build it? someone start a new git repo. i’m in!