Getting Started

Installation

Crank is available on NPM in the ESModule and CommonJS formats.

$ npm install @bikeshaving/crank
/** @jsx createElement */
import {createElement} from "@bikeshaving/crank";
import {renderer} from "@bikeshaving/crank/dom";

renderer.render(<div id="hello">Hello world</div>, document.body);

If your environment does not support ESModules (you may see a message like SyntaxError: Unexpected token export), you can import the CommonJS versions of the library under the cjs directory.

/** @jsx createElement */
import {createElement} from "@bikeshaving/crank/cjs";
import {renderer} from "@bikeshaving/crank/cjs/dom";

renderer.render(<div id="hello">Hello world</div>, document.body);

Key Examples

A Simple Component

/** @jsx createElement */
import {createElement} from "@bikeshaving/crank";
import {renderer} from "@bikeshaving/crank/dom";

function Greeting({name = "World"}) {
  return (
    <div>Hello {name}</div>
  );
}

renderer.render(<Greeting />, document.body);

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A Stateful Component

/** @jsx createElement */
import {createElement} from "@bikeshaving/crank";
import {renderer} from "@bikeshaving/crank/dom";

function *Timer() {
  let seconds = 0;
  const interval = setInterval(() => {
    seconds++;
    this.refresh();
  }, 1000);
  try {
    while (true) {
      yield <div>Seconds: {seconds}</div>;
    }
  } finally {
    clearInterval(interval);
  }
}

renderer.render(<Timer />, document.body);

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An Async Component

/** @jsx createElement */
import {createElement} from "@bikeshaving/crank";
import {renderer} from "@bikeshaving/crank/dom";

async function QuoteOfTheDay() {
  const res = await fetch("https://favqs.com/api/qotd");
  const {quote} = await res.json();
  return (
    <p>
      “{quote.body}” – <a href={quote.url}>{quote.author}</a>
    </p>
  );
}

renderer.render(<QuoteOfTheDay />, document.body);

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A Loading Component

/** @jsx createElement */
import {createElement, Fragment} from "@bikeshaving/crank";
import {renderer} from "@bikeshaving/crank/dom";

async function LoadingIndicator() {
  await new Promise(resolve => setTimeout(resolve, 1000));
  return <div>Fetching a good boy...</div>;
}

async function RandomDog({throttle = false}) {
  const res = await fetch("https://dog.ceo/api/breeds/image/random");
  const data = await res.json();
  if (throttle) {
    await new Promise(resolve => setTimeout(resolve, 2000));
  }

  return (
    <a href={data.message}>
      <img src={data.message} alt="A Random Dog" width="300" />
    </a>
  );
}

async function *RandomDogLoader({throttle}) {
  for await ({throttle} of this) {
    yield <LoadingIndicator />;
    yield <RandomDog throttle={throttle} />;
  }
}

function *RandomDogApp() {
  let throttle = false;
  this.addEventListener("click", (ev) => {
    if (ev.target.tagName === "BUTTON") {
      throttle = !throttle;
      this.refresh();
    }
  });

  while (true) {
    yield (
      <Fragment>
        <div>
          <button>Show me another dog.</button>
        </div>
        <RandomDogLoader throttle={throttle} />
      </Fragment>
    );
  }
}

renderer.render(<RandomDogApp />, document.body);

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