#web #wasm #webassembly #review #gui


A React-inspired framework for making client-side single-page apps

4 releases (2 breaking)

0.4.1 Oct 24, 2022
0.4.0 Apr 14, 2022
0.2.1 Mar 31, 2022
0.1.1 Mar 16, 2022

#520 in WebAssembly

MIT license

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reView is a React-inspired library for didactic purposes written in Rust.

This project is inspired by a series of posts that explains how to build a React clone from scratch (https://github.com/pomber/didact). I liked the idea, so I tried to create a similar project using Rust. In the process, I take inspiration for the component macro and the hook functionality from Yew (https://github.com/yewstack/yew).

reView is not production-ready, and it's a WIP project so expect breaking changes between versions.


Read the reView Book

Read the reView Docs

Setup Environment

If you don't already have it installed, it's time to install Rust: https://www.rust-lang.org/tools/install. The rest of this guide assumes a typical Rust installation that contains both rustup and Cargo.

To compile Rust to WASM, we need to have the wasm32-unknown-unknown target installed. If you don't already have it, install it with the following command:

rustup target add wasm32-unknown-unknown

Now that it's time to install: Trunk.

Simply run the following command to install it:

cargo install trunk wasm-bindgen-cli

Start a new project

To create a project new project, you could use the standard template with cargo generate

Install cargo-generate by following their installation instructions, then run the following command:

cargo generate --git https://github.com/malpenzibo/review-template

That's it!! You're ready to go!!

Simple counter

Now you can create your first application. Inside the project remove all the style from index.scss. Then open the app.rs file and change the app function with the following code:

pub fn app() -> VNode {
    let (state, set_state) = use_state(0);

        format!("Current value {}", state),
            .with_child("Increase counter")
            .with_event(OnClick, callback!(move || { set_state(*state + 1) }))

That's it, a simple button that increments a counter :D

reView Example

I implemented a simple Tic Tac Toe game like in the standard React tutorial https://reactjs.org/tutorial/tutorial.html

Play reView Tic Tac Toe here: https://malpenzibo.github.io/review/tictactoe

Tic Tac Toe


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