It's not a library. It's a simple pattern to manage state in your web applications.
Think Redux, MobX, Cerebral, React Context, etc. but without having library imports everywhere and being tied to a framework API. Instead, just plain functions and objects.
All you need is a simple stream library such as Flyd or Mithril Stream in one place to implement the pattern. You do not need anything else, not even Meiosis itself. You could even implement the stream yourself with a handful of lines of code. Zero dependencies!
Easily use the pattern with your favourite virtual dom library (React, Mithril, Snabbdom, Inferno, Preact, domvm) or even lit-html, hyperHTML, etc.
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→ Read the Meiosis tutorial to get started.
→ Read the Documentation to learn more techniques.
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Why the name Meiosis?
I picked the name Meiosis for three reasons:
- it's a biology term for a type of cell division; this is an analogy to the idea of dividing your application into smaller pieces;
- it's a figure of speech that intentionally understates something or implies that it is lesser in significance or size than it really is, meaning that this is meant to be small, humble, and not replace what people use, just improve upon it; and
Meiosis is the result of a whole adventure of exploring other architectures. Credit goes to their authors; I am grateful for their work and that of their respective communities.
- CycleJS driven by state by Christian Alfoni. This article was very inspirational to me and I am very grateful to Christian! I also find Christian's other projects very interesting, including (but not limited to) Cerebral and function-tree.
- The SAM pattern by Jean-Jacques Dubray. There are some very sound principles to the SAM pattern, and I very much appreciate discussing and learning from Jean-Jacques as he is always gratious and willing to share his knowledge and experience.
- Simon Friis Vindum, creator of Flyd, Snabbdom, and others. I use Flyd as a stream library for Meiosis.
- Mithril and its fantastic community. Special thanks to James Forbes for all the help, sharing your knowledge, and discussing ideas!
- Vesa Karvonen, creator of partial.lenses and Calmm.
- The Elm Architecture, by Evan Czaplicki.
- Redux, by Dan Abramov.
- hyperapp, by Jorge Bucaran.
- CycleJS, by André Staltz/Medeiros.
- Other reactive Libraries such as RxJS, Kefir, most, and Bacon.js.
Meiosis is developed by foxdonut (@foxdonut00) and is released under the MIT license.