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JavaScript Proxy SDK

In this guide we explain how to use feature toggles in a Single Page App via The Unleash Proxy. You can also checkout the source code for the JavaScript Proxy SDK.

Introduction#

For single-page apps we have a tiny proxy-client in JavaScript, without any external dependencies, except from browser APIs. This client will store toggles relevant for the current user in local-storage and synchronize with the Unleash Proxy in the background. This means we can bootstrap the toggles for a specific use the next time the user visits the web-page.

We are looking in to also supporting react-native with this SDK. Reach out if you want to help us validate the implementation.

Step 1: Install

npm install unleash-proxy-client --save

Step 2: Initialize the SDK

You need to have a Unleash-hosted instance, and the proxy need to be enabled. In addition you will need a proxy-specific clientKey in order to connect to the Unleash-hosted Proxy.

import { UnleashClient } from 'unleash-proxy-client';
const unleash = new UnleashClient({
url: 'https://eu.unleash-hosted.com/hosted/proxy',
clientKey: 'your-proxy-key',
appName: 'my-webapp',
});
// Used to set the context fields, shared with the Unleash Proxy
unleash.updateContext({ userId: '1233' });
// Start the background polling
unleash.start();

Step 3: Check if feature toggle is enabled

unleash.isEnabled('proxy.demo');

...or get toggle variant:

const variant = unleash.getVariant('proxy.demo');
if (variant.name === 'blue') {
// something with variant blue...
}

Listen for updates via the EventEmitter

The client is also an event emitter. This means that your code can subscribe to updates from the client. This is a neat way to update a single page app when toggle state updates.

unleash.on('update', () => {
const myToggle = unleash.isEnabled('proxy.demo');
//do something useful
});