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Discussion on: Organizing React

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Guido Vizoso

For small projects Atomic Design seems like an overkill. I spent most time organizing my project with AD than actually developing it. It's great for big and complex UIs though.

In smaller projects I usually separate components in UI (presentational only) and containers (the ones with logic). A separate Redux store and reducers, actions, navigation and utils/helpers in separate folders always helps.

Here's a sample:
(The components are not separated in this example because it's just a boilerplate)

Hope this helps!

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Andrew Bastin Author

Thanks for the info!! Though, I haven't reached that level of complexity where I have to use Redux in my projects.

Kinda related to organizing, is extensive extending of components a bad idea ?

For example, I have a base Button Component and I make a RaisedButton component and I then make a RaisedLoadingButton Component and so on.

I am kinda having this wierd obsession with extending stuff like this and would like to know till what point this is like a fine practice.

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Guido Vizoso

What you can do there is create a base Button component and give it some props. For example title, raised, outline, color, txtColor, fontWeight, etc. Then you just do something like:

const Button = (title, raised, outline, color, txtColor, fontWeight) => {
    <button class={raised ? btn raised : btn}><span>{{title}}</span></button>
    // This is just a quick example, but you get the point, conditional rendering FTW