This is a quick little tip about sharing local variables across functions in your React components. It's something that a fellow developer, Ben, reminded me of in a pair programming session recently so I decided to write a blog post about it!
I've recently been building web applications with front-end frameworks like React, Reagent, and Angular 2. I was recently working on an Angualr 2 project and thought, "man, this sure seems like a ton of lines of code", but had no concrete evidence to prove it. After a quick google search I came to this stack overflow question, and the awesome answer(s) therein.
I've been using the twit NodeJs library that calls through to the twitter api, and I was having trouble searching for a combination of multiple keywords in a tweet. Luckily, I found this great page that they call basic search operations:
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