Introducing Feliz v1.0
Today, we are happy to announce the official stable release of Feliz. This comes after 10 months of development since the initial version and more than 100 releases in between where we kept adding support for more and more React APIs as well as increasing the API coverage for Html, SVG and CSS elements.
Since its inception, Feliz has strived to become both a high-quality and developer-friendly library for building React applications in Fable. The stable release summarizes our efforts for reaching that goal and the work we have done in documenting, testing and expanding Feliz along with its ecosystem of libraries. Let us break down that work into the following sections.
React API coverage
As of v1.0, Feliz offers extensive documentation with guides and interactive code samples to demonstrate concepts in React, Feliz as well a plethora of live examples from the ecosystem libraries of Feliz.
One of the basic premises of a high-quality library is that it is robust and doesn't silently break. As of v1.0, Feliz includes unit tests for the implementation of various React APIs as well as many of internal APIs to ensure the stability of the code. These tests run in a headless chrome browser on every commit and for every PR. The actual library used for testing is the Fable.ReactTestingLibrary by @Shmew whose contributions to Feliz has been amazing and continues to build really cool libraries for Fable.
Feliz has inspired amazing libraries that make up the current ecosystem of the library. These libraries follow the philosophy of Feliz of making well documented, tested and developer-friendly libraries. We promote those libraries in the documentation of Feliz, if you build something cool, send us a PR and we will add it to the list. Notable libraries of the ecosystem are:
- Feliz.MaterialUI by @cmeeren which has its own ecosystem of libraries by @Shmew
- Feliz.Bulma by @Dzoukr
- Feliz.Plotly by @Shmew
- Fable.Jester by @Shmew
- Feliz.ViewEngine by @dbrattli
- Feliz.Router by yours truly
- Feliz.Recharts and Feliz.PigeonMaps are included within the repository of Feliz.
All of these libraries are Femto-compatible which makes them really simple and easy to install without worrying about their corresponding npm dependencies.
What is next?
Building awesome applications using Fable and Feliz! If you want to show off your side project, we are looking to create a page "Made with Feliz", so let us know about it and we will put a link up there :) Also if you are using Feliz professionally and can't share the code, you can tell us about your experience and what we could do to make it better in the next iteration.