Getting Started

Get up and running with saga slices quickly

What it is

Saga slice is an abstraction on top of redux and sagas meant to help reduce boilerplate around Redux. It uses immer to implement immutability. In a normal redux project with sagas, you typically have 4 files that you would need to keep track of: types.js, reducers.js, actions.js, and sagas.js. With saga slice, you only have to manage 1 file: sagaSlice.js

Getting Started

Setup a new react project, install saga slice and its dependencies:

// Create a react app if you don't already have one
npx create-react-app myApp
cd myApp
// Install saga slice and dependencies
npm i --save redux redux-saga immer saga-slice

Next, we're going to create a sample slice reducer

./todos/sagaSlice.js

import { put, select, takeLatest } from "redux-saga/effects";
import { createModule } from 'saga-slice';
const sagaSlice = createModule({
// Key name that gets added to combineReducers
name: 'todos',
initialState: {
isFetching: false,
data: null,
error: null,
shouldRunOnce: 0
},
// Reducers object is the bread and butter of saga slice.
// Defining a reducer also defines a type and action.
// The type will be `todos/fetch`, using the pattern of `{name}/{key}`
reducers: {
fetch: (state) => {
state.isFetching = true;
},
fetchSuccess: (state, payload) => {
state.isFetching = false;
state.data = payload;
},
fetchFail: (state, payload) => {
state.isFetching = false;
state.error = payload;
}
},
// The sagas option is a function that gets passed the Actions object.
// Actions are converted into strings which are the value of its
// corresponding type. You can also use the actions object to dispatch
// actions from sagas using the `put` effect.
sagas: (A) => ({
*[A.fetch]({ payload }) {
try {
const { data } = yield.axios.get('/todos');
yield put(A.fetchSuccess(data));
}
catch (e) {
yield put(A.fetchFail(data));
}
}
})
});
// Export actions for convenience when importing from other modules
export const { actions } = sagaSlice;
export default sagaSlice;

Finally, we're going to bring it all in using some other helpers provided by saga slice

./store.js

import { createStore, applyMiddleware } from 'redux';
import createSagaMiddleware from 'redux-saga';
import { rootSaga, rootReducer } from 'saga-slice';
// Bring in all of your saga slices together in whatever file
// you're going to declare your redux store
import TodosSlice from './todos/sagaSlice.js';
// And add all of your saga slices into an array
const modules = [
TodosSlice
];
const sagaMiddleware = createSagaMiddleware();
// Use the `rootReducer` helper function to create a
// main reducer out of the array of saga-slice modules.
// You can optionally pass other reducers to this root
// reducer for cases where you have something outside the
// scope of saga-slice
const appReducer = rootReducer(modules, {
myExtraReducer: (state, action) => { /* do stuff */ }
});
// Typicaly redux middleware
const middleware = applyMiddleware(...[
sagaMiddleware,
/* redux dev tools, etc*/
])
const store = createStore(appReducer, middleware);
// Use the `rootSaga` helper function to create a generator function
// which will instantiate all sagas using the `*all()` effect based
// on the saga-slice modules array
sagaMiddleware.run(rootSaga(modules));
export default store;

And that's it! You're ready to start using saga slices in your app.