I’m the Director of Web Development at ISDA, a trade organization whose goal is to make the global derivatives markets safer and more efficient. I started there a little over 6 years ago, just after they had launched a new site. The design was contemporary for its time. The codebase was built on top of a custom CMS developed by three separate development firms in the Ukraine. There were some interesting design decisions in the codebase, and a lot of hacks that had been implemented to “just make it work.
It’s that time of year again. I’ve updated this theme, which runs off my open theme + a few minor style tweaks. What’s new in v2.0? It’s all completely under the hood. So you’ll see nothing different here… But I’ll know. First, since I build the theme, react-router hit version 4 and changed everything. There are a whole lot of changes in this theme due to that. One huge benefit to this update is that now it is much easier to integrate state into your redux flow.
To being, check out the project here. This is a work in progress, but I got enough done this weekend that I’d like to share. I wanted to work on a project using ReactJS and Redux. I’ve heard a lot about it, and wanted to explore it on my own. I do that with every technology before I bring it to the office. Since WordPress incorporated the WP REST API in the core for version 4.
Update: This was written before create react app came out. Use that, it’s awesome. The overly complex tutorials for webpack pissed me off for the last time. Just clone this. https://t.co/H7ozaDlvwN — Jack Reichert (@JackReichert) March 12, 2016 I was annoyed by how many people are trying to sound smart in their tutorials, and thus not really helping anything. I wanted a simple “Here is what you need to get started” tutorial and lost a day chasing rabbits down broken holes.