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Porting a JS Library to a React Component

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With the recent growth in front-end technologies, React has become one of the most popular frameworks. We’ve also seen interoperability among these frameworks become a high priority, especially when including vanilla JavaScript.

Therefore, it is pivotal for organizations to focus on interoperability for React developers. In this article, we introduce how to port a JS library to a reusable React component as well as a Higher-Order-Component (HOC). We also cover any obstacles we encountered along the way and offer helpful tips on how we went about resolving them.

We’re excited to announce our own DX Engineer, Shirley Lee, has had her newest article published today on NordicAPIs. In this article, we will cover how we port our JS library, File Explorer, into a reusable React component. We will also provide an option to wrap your custom component in a Higher Order Component. React’s lifecycle methods make the process of porting a JS library to React much easier through the use of componentDidMountcomponentWillUnmount, and componentWillReceiveProps.

Head over to this link to read the article in full!

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David Hallinan

David Hallinan is an Integration Strategist and Head of Content at Kloudless. He enjoys painting, JavaScript, vintage synths, drum machines and forcing his sports allegiances on his children.

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