A custom react null renderer

Sep 18, 2020
A custom react null renderer


A custom react renderer that renders nothing, null,literally.

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Nothing to see here ...

Quite so. This package allows you to bring Reacts high-level component abstraction to Node, or wherever you need it. Why not manage your REST endpoints like routes on the client, users as components with mount/unmount lifecycles, self-contained separation of concern and clean side-effects. Suspense for requests, etc.

How does it work?

import React, { useState, useEffect } from "react" import { render } from "react-nil" function Foo() { const [active, set] = useState(false) useEffect(() => void setInterval(() => set((a) => !a), 1000), []) console.log(active) // This is a logical component without a view, it renders nothing, // but it has a real lifecycle and is managed by React regardless. return null } render(<Foo />)