paisley 0.1.4

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SPA engine that sends HTML to clients and handles events via WebSocket.

paisley #

Prince - Purple Rain

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SPA engine that sends HTML to clients and handles events via WebSocket. Ideal for smaller apps, built very small teams (like, 1 person).

Named after the 🐐, Prince Rogers Nelson's, Paisley Park recording studio.

Fairly experimental.

Rationale #

This was partially made just for fun, but also to shrink development for solo apps. No need to maintain both an Angel server and a React/Angular frontend, etc. Also, there's no need to use a module bundler.

State #

You need to roll-your-own state management, especially to persist state after a reconnect.

window.localStorage is sent to Component.afterCreate. Use it accordingly...

Also, Paisley is smart enough to know when a reconnect occurs, and will not reset the whole page. This way, users can have as seamless an experience as is possible.

Gracefully handling disconnects #

Paisley handles disconnects by reconnecting (using a truncated exponential backoff to not spam your server).

Use Component.afterCreate to continue running from a previous state.

In addition, when Paisley disconnects, it adds the paisley-disconnected CSS class to document.body, so you can potentially show some conditional content.

Installation #

In your pubspec.yaml:

dependencies:
  paisley: ^0.0.0