shadaj / slinky

Write Scala.js React apps just like you would in ES6

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Write Scala.js React apps just like you would in ES6

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What is Slinky?

Slinky is a framework for writing React apps in Scala with an experience just like using ES6.

Slinky lets you:

  • Write React components in Scala with an API that mirrors vanilla React
  • Implement interfaces to other React libraries with automatic conversions between Scala and JS types
  • Write apps for React Native and React 360, including the ability to share code with web apps
  • Develop apps iteratively with included hot-reloading support


Slinky is split up into several submodules:

  • core contains the React.js facades and APIs for creating components and interfaces to external components
  • web contains bindings to React DOM and definitions for the HTML/SVG tag API
  • native contains bindings to React Native and external component definitions for native UI elements
  • vr contains bindings to React 360 and external component definitions for VR UI elements
  • readWrite contains the Reader and Writer typeclasses used to persist state for hot reloading
  • hot contains the entrypoint for enabling hot-reloading
  • scalajsReactInterop implements automatic conversions between Slinky and Scala.js React types
  • testRenderer contains bindings to react-test-renderer for unit testing components
  • coreIntellijSupport contains IntelliJ-specific support for the @react macro annotation
  • tests contains the unit tests for the above modules (except native and vr which have local tests)
  • docs and docsMacros contains the documentation site, which is a Slinky app itself

To run the main unit tests, run sbt tests/test.