Modeling form state in React

In this blog post we’ll describe a method for modeling forms in React. What follows is a general method for shaping form state data. It can be used with any state management tool such as Redux, MobX, another flux implementation, or even just this.setState. We’ll be using this.setState in this post. First, let’s start with… post continues

Simple URL Routing for Redux

React Router is a very popular library for handling URL routing in react applications. There has been a lot of controversy recently following the announcement of version 4. For some of our apps at, we’ve been following a much different approach to URL routing. In a Redux application, the store is the single source… post continues

Backbone Models & Collections to GraphQL

The front-end engineering team at 1stdibs used Backbone extensively starting in 2012 through 2015. When React began to rise in popularity we saw the benefits of React Components over Backbone views. Pretty soon we were using React exclusively for new code, and rewriting old Backbone views in React as needed. A year later, many parts… post continues