PulseTile-RA - Making Technical Choices in the fast world of frontend JS
So one of the most difficult choices to make when crafting a frontend framework is which tools to use. We have been over this many times and gone for a mix that makes sense for now. We'll be keeping our eyes open as the trends develop, will React/Angular/Vue/Aurelia/other win the day? We'll follow them closely and follow the leader from the pack.
PulseTile uses the following technology stack:
- React JS 16.3.2
- React-Admin 2.8.6
- Material-UI 1.5.0
The main purpose of React-Admin is admin part development. React-admin framework has a lot of tools in basis functionality. It gives possibility to create a set of CRUDs (create, read, update, delete) for different issues.
Besides this, it can be customized in cases it is necessary. Developer can create custom pages, routes and run custom requests to the server side. For these reasons framework React-Admin was selected as a base for new version of PulseTile application.
User interface of React-Admin framework based on Material-UI library. It gives possibility to create application with modern UI.
It helps you write applications that behave consistently, run in different environments (client, server, and native),
and are easy to test. On top of that, it provides a great developer experience,
such as live code editing combined with a time traveling debugger.
We use redux module for React - https://github.com/reactjs/react-redux
Material-UI is a library, which gives possibility to create modern UI for the project based on ReactJS.