Post-MVC part 8: Conclusions


In this series we've learned about the benefits of a Component based architecture and we have seen how it differs from the traditional MVC architecture.

A Component based architecture is a Tree of Components in which each Component takes care of a part of the UI of an application. We saw that managing state for a Tree of Components can be difficult because the state lives in various locations.

We also saw that communication between Components can be difficult because a Component can only talk with his children or with his parents. Components that need to talks to their siblings or nephews require channels to be opened through their parents.

We learned about unidirectional data flows and about observables, two ways to reduce the complexity of a Component based architecture.

This week I want to share my personal opinions and experiences about Components, Redux, Cycle.js, Observables etc etc.