It can be difficult to think of UIs as information architectures. More often, you get a rough idea of how the UI should look and behave, and then you implement it. I do this all the time, and it's a great way to get the ball rolling, to discover issues with your approach early, and so on. But then I like to take a step back and picture what's happening without any widgets. Inevitably, what I've built is flawed in terms of how state flows through the various components. This is fine; at least I have something to work with now. I just have to make sure that I address the information architecture before building too much.
Flux is a set of patterns created by Facebook that helps developers think about their information architecture in a way that fits in naturally with their apps. I'll go over the key concepts of Flux next so that you can apply these ideas to a unified React architecture.
In Chapter 6, Crafting Reusable...