🌈 React for interactive command-line apps (by vadimdemedes)

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  • Delete git branches in batches
    2 projects | | 5 Feb 2024
    ⚠️ Git for Windows Terminal is currently not supported, and the tool is limited to ink. We will look for alternatives later. Please use CMD, Vscode terminal's Git... terminal
  • Setup Simple Web UI for Node.js App in Seconds
    2 projects | | 17 Jan 2024
    There is a good solution for some of those cases - ink. With ink, I can implement text-based UI with knowledge of React, which is neat but there are still some caveats for my usages:
  • Building Reactive CLIs with Ink - React CLI library
    3 projects | | 3 Nov 2023
    Looks cool, right? Building a similar UI in the terminal without any library would be quite hard, though, thanks to Ink it's almost as easy as building any frontend UI with React.
  • Terminal-like output library for js?
    2 projects | /r/learnjavascript | 26 Jun 2023
  • Launch HN: Resend (YC W23) – Email API for Developers Using React
    11 projects | | 13 Jun 2023
    You get the comfort of using react components instead of fighting with HTML tables to make your emails look nice. I think it's awesome! It's analog to what ink[0] does with CLI outputs. Sure, you could write fancy CLI outputs in bash, but ink takes the pain out of it and makes it easy.


  • Is Node.js a good way to implement a CLI app with persistence?
    3 projects | /r/node | 2 Jun 2023
    Due to Node's asynchronous behavior, it makes Node great for long-running processes that make a lot of HTTP requests, database calls, and other async ops, like a web server or a REST API. However, if I am making a CLI tool for pretty much personal use only, with very minimal async operations, then blocking the event loop with a synchronous function that will resolve almost immediately will make no difference perceivable to a human brain or have any speed benefits that someone can actually observe (think `fs.readFileSync` or `require('dotenv') of 10 line config file, or a quick embedded db (sqlite) query with only ~100 records. I'm wondering what the best way to implement the database part of the app synchronous. I can read/write to JSON files but it would be tricky because the data is relational, and some complex joins and other data wrangling operations are required (complex to perform in JS but are easy to implement in a SQL statement). It's not important what the operations are, that's not the point of this post. This is mostly a personal project of interest: making this CLI tool completely avoiding any async operations/using no promises. I would like to use node tho, as I said this is just out of interest and I also want to experiment with several CLI libraries such as Ink or Cliffy.
  • Ink: React for interactive command-line apps
    24 projects | | 8 May 2023
    Ink is amazing for quickly hacking together TUIs. I recently did so with Nbb (Node Babashka) and and enjoyed the experience overall.

    My only real complaint is how everything in your VDOM seems to re-render on a state change. IIRC this is being addressed [1], but is something to be mindful of, especially if your users may be using slow machines.


    24 projects | | 8 May 2023
  • create-helix-app: project templates with Helix and more
    4 projects | /r/Clojure | 24 Apr 2023
    To try it out, run npx create-helix-app in your terminal. It is powered by Nbb, Ink, and Helix itself!
  • Is building GUI with Browser and Web Tech Common in Embedded Industry?
    3 projects | /r/embedded | 13 Apr 2023
    React is special because it defines a specification for a 'reconciler', rather than being specifically a 'web' focused library. We use React to define the regular page layout, but also to define our terminal UI tools, our 3D environments and our charting engine. The ability to seamlessly switch reconciler, all in the same language with the same APIs is an absolute super power.
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vadimdemedes/ink is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of Ink is TypeScript.

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