Simplify Your Stack - MicroFrontend Integration Hacks

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As a web developer, you would want your code to be efficient, maintainable, and scalable. MicroFrontend, coupled with React, can make this happen with a few integration hacks.

  1. Use Module Federation: This is a Webpack 5 feature that allows you to load JavaScript modules at runtime. This helps you avoid versioning conflicts and allows for smooth integration of micro frontends.
new ModuleFederationPlugin({ name: 'app1', filename: 'remoteEntry.js', exposes: { './Button': './src/Button', }, shared: ['react', 'react-dom'], }),
  1. Utilize Custom Events: Use the dispatchEvent method to send custom events between micro frontends. This helps in maintaining state consistency across different parts of your app.
window.dispatchEvent(new CustomEvent('myEvent', {detail: {data: 'test'}}));
  1. Negotiate Styles: Maintain a common style guide or use CSS-in-JS libraries, like Styled Components, to manage styles across different micro frontends. This ensures UI consistency.
import styled from 'styled-components'; const Button = styled.button` background: palevioletred; color: white; `;

Remember, the key to successful micro frontend integration is clear communication and standardized practices across all teams involved.

Keep experimenting and happy coding! You can find me at @samuellawrentz on X.

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