The issues faced:
- integrating Socket.io with React caused me some confusion with knowing where to receive emitted messages on the client side (its in the constructor). Examples here and here (unvetted)
- getting Semantic-UI to run on GoMix so i just defaulted to bootstrap cards with this remove card example
- getting highcharts dark unica to render on gomix (more or less solved by just pasting it into my react code, not pretty but it works
- realizing that socket.io basically replaces ajax; but I had been using jquery for ajax before and have up til now still not actually used [axios] which looks pretty simple.