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Inferno+Mobx starter project

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Inferno + Mobx Starter project



The goal of this project is to provide a starting base for an mobx inferno project with isomorphism.


  • async/await support
  • Isomorphic for SEO goodness
  • CSS and SCSS compilation
  • MongoDB user register/login/logout
  • Token based authentication
  • Decorators for accessing actions and state
  • Hot reload
  • Bundle size as small as possible
  • Offline support through service workers


How to run

For development:

npm run dev

For production:

npm run prod


Node 6+ (or Node 4 with additional babel plugins)
MongoDB server


  • Optimized for minimal bundle size.
  • Optimized for server-side speed. (See the benchmark, it's fast !)
  • Using Inferno, the fastest React-like framework out there.
  • Using MobX, the easiest and insanely fast state manager.
  • Simple and minimal with routing, authentication, database and server-side rendering.
  • Good developer experience with hot-reloading and source-maps.
  • Get to 100% score on Google Lighthouse


gb -G=4 -k=true -c 200 -n 10000 http://localhost:2000/about

Document Path:          /about
Document Length:        1436 bytes

Concurrency Level:      200
Time taken for tests:   3.06 seconds
Complete requests:      10000
Failed requests:        0
HTML transferred:       14360000 bytes
Requests per second:    3262.76 [#/sec] (mean)
Time per request:       61.298 [ms] (mean)
Time per request:       0.306 [ms] (mean, across all concurrent requests)
HTML Transfer rate:     4575.37 [Kbytes/sec] received

Connection Times (ms)
              min       mean[+/-sd]     median  max
Total:        1         0   12.07       59      246

Tested on i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz 16GB RAM. Single node.js instance.


What are stores ?

State contains the state of your application (ex: list of your todos, UI state etc). Stores contain the methods that mutate that state (ex: adding a todo, fetching data). Technically our State object is also a store, but we make the differentiation so that our logic is easier to follow by using the same principes as redux (one big state object).

How to access our state and stores in our components ?

@connect(['state', 'store'])
class MyComponent extends Component {
  componentDidMount() {
    const { state, store } = this.props

  render({ state, store }) {
     return <div>{state.account.username}</div>

What is connect ?

The @connect decorator injects stores into your components. Additionally, it keeps your components up to date with any changes in your stores.

Example: If you display a messageCount from a Messages store and it gets updated, then all the visible components that display that messageCount will update themselves.

Does connecting many components make my app slower?

No, it actually allows the rendering to be done more efficiently. So connect as many as you want !

Adding mongoose models

  1. Goto src/server/models
  2. Add [Name].js with your model in it

Adding stores

  1. Goto src/config/stores
  2. Add [Name].js (it's just a class, ex: Account.js)
  3. Update src/config/stores.js

Enabling server-side rendering

  1. Goto server/config.js
  2. Change SSR: false to SSR: true

My components are not updating!

Make sure you added the @connect decorator to your component.

My stateless component doesn't have access to the stores !

You cannot use decorators on stateless components. You should instead wrap your component like this:

// Simple observable component without injection
const MyComponent = connect(props => {
  return <p>Something is cool</p>

// or with injection into props
const MyComponent = connect(['state', 'store'])(props => {
  return <p>We have stores and state in our props: {props.state.something}</p>

How do I execute async actions on the server and/or client ?

Add a static onEnter method to your component like this:

class MyComponent extends Component {
  static onEnter({ myStore, params }) {
     return myStore.browse()
  // ...

The onEnter method is smart, it will be executed either on the server or on the browser depending on how you access the website.

It also passes all your stores and url params as arguments as a convenience.




Ryan Megidov

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