A simple React.js Debug mixin, for creating a nested visual representation in your developer console.
This mixin will create console.groups automatically for each component Stage(Like DidMount or WillUpdate), to visualize what is happening with your component(s) It also tracks the time it takes between initial Mount and subsequent Updates of the component (through console.time)
Include the mixin:
In your componentWillMount, call:
this.debug(componentName, stateKey, collapseBool)
componentName - This is the name of the component for reference. You can give any name you like
stateKey - Optional attribute to output a specific
this.state[stateKey]in each stage
collapseBool - Optional boolean to collapse the console.groups
this.debug("slideShowImage", "currentImage", false)
Only state is included as an optional attribute, because states are supposed to change a lot, whereas props should be changed sparingly. And only displaying one state key, will help devs to focus on one thing at a time. Although, because the groups are mosty spread across different component stages, anything console.logged in between will be visually nested inside these states, to get a good overview of what is happening.