React Components

This document is general advice for creating and working with new components.

Referencing source files

To make referencing source files easier we have set up three simple aliases when working inside an app.

  • @client which points to src/client/*
  • @server which points to src/server/*
  • @shared which points to src/shared/*

Example usage would be as follows:

import { Logo } from "@shared/components/atoms/Logo";

Alternatively we can also create an index.ts file in the atoms directory and export all of our atoms allowing us to reference multiple at once.

import { Logo } from "@shared/components/atoms";

Supporting files

Our components may also contain other important files. For instance this framework supports the use of localized stylesheets with Logo.scss. It is also highly recommended that all stories be accompanied by a file to help with development.

And finally we have our index.ts. This file should simply export our component for consumption in the general application.

* Register components here
export { default as Logo } from "./Logo";
// We may also export the connected version if present
export { default as LogoConnected } from "./Logo.connect";

Connecting a component to state

If this component needs to connect to redux state then it will need the following file(s).


Here's a simple example of what this file might look like.

const makeMapStateToProps = () => {
const mapStateToProps = (state: State, ownProps: OwnProps) => ({
return mapStateToProps;
const mapDispatchToProps = (dispatch: Dispatch, ownProps: OwnProps) => {
const LogoConnect = connect(
export default LogoConnect;

The reason for this separation is primarily for testability but it also allows us to use a component in multiple contexts (with or without redux). The only reference to a connected component should be with in our route config.

Last updated on by Brian Gebel