Installing the core

Before installing redux-requests, first make sure that you have installed required dependencies:

$ npm install redux reselect

Then, to install the package, just run:

$ npm install @redux-requests/core

or you can just use CDN:

Installing a driver

Also, you need to install a driver. There are following drivers available:

  • axios
  • fetch
  • graphql
  • promise
  • mock

You need to have at least one, but it is also possible to use multiple in the single app. It is also possible to write a custom driver.

Axios driver

Choose it, if you like using axios library. To install it, run:

$ npm install @redux-requests/axios

or CDN:

axios itself is not included in the driver, so you will need to install it separately:

$ npm install axios

Fetch driver

Choose it, if you prefer to use the standard Fetch API to communicate with your servers:

$ npm install @redux-requests/fetch

or CDN:

You might also need to install a Fetch API polyfill if your environment requires it, for instance isomorphic-fetch:

$ npm install isomorphic-fetch

GraphQL driver

Use it, if you need to connect to a GraphQL server. In theory it is of course possible to use axios or fetch driver for this, but graphql driver makes this simpler and supports GraphQL concepts like fragments, uploading files according to multipart request specification and so on. To install it, run:

$ npm install @redux-requests/graphql

or CDN:

Promise driver

Sometimes you already have a library which is responsible for API communication. Usually those are promised based. For this scenario, pick promise driver:

$ npm install @redux-requests/promise

or CDN:

Mock driver

In a perfect world, you would always already have an API to integrate with during frontend development. However, quite often reality proves otherwise and you would like to start working on a feature before backend is ready. In this situation mock driver could be very useful, as with its help you can just mock server responses and errors within Redux actions and continue normally. Then, after API is finished, you will just need to replace the driver with a real one, like axios or fetch, without any additional refactoring necessary, which could save you a lot of time! To install:

$ npm install @redux-requests/mock

or CDN:

Last updated on by Konrad