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Start your next react project in seconds
A highly scalable, offline-first foundation with the best DX and a focus on performance and best practices



Made with ❤︎ by Max Stoiber and contributors. If you're using this boilerplate, we'd love to hear from you!


Quick scaffolding
Create components, containers, routes, selectors and sagas - and their tests - right from the CLI!
Instant feedback
Enjoy the best DX (Developer eXperience) and code your app at the speed of thought! Your saved changes to the CSS and JS are reflected instantaneously without refreshing the page. Preserve application state even when you update something in the underlying code!
Predictable state management
Unidirectional data flow allows for change logging and time travel debugging.
Next generation JavaScript
Use template strings, object destructuring, arrow functions, JSX syntax and more, today.
Next generation CSS
Write composable CSS that's co-located with your components for complete modularity. Unique generated class names keep the specificity low while eliminating style clashes. Ship only the styles that are on the page for the best performance.
Industry-standard routing
It's natural to want to add pages (e.g. `/about`) to your application, and routing makes this possible.
The next frontier in performant web apps: availability without a network connection from the instant your users load the app.
We support SEO (document head tags management) for search engines that support indexing of JavaScript content. (eg. Google)

But wait... there's more!

  • The best test setup: Automatically guarantee code quality and non-breaking changes. (Seen a react app with 99% test coverage before?)
  • Native web app: Your app's new home? The home screen of your users' phones.
  • The fastest fonts: Say goodbye to vacant text.
  • Stay fast: Profile your app's performance from the comfort of your command line!
  • Catch problems: AppVeyor and TravisCI setups included by default, so your tests get run automatically on Windows and Unix.

There’s also a fantastic video on how to structure your React.js apps with scalability in mind. It provides rationale for the majority of boilerplate's design decisions.

Keywords: React.js, Redux, Hot Reloading, ESNext, Babel, PostCSS, Autoprefixer, react-router, Offline First, ServiceWorker, CSS Modules, redux-saga, FontFaceObserver, PageSpeed Insights

Quick start

  1. Clone this repo using git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/mxstbr/react-boilerplate.git
  2. Run npm run setup to install dependencies and clean the git repo.
    At this point you can run npm start to see the example app at http://localhost:3000.
  3. Run npm run clean to delete the example app.

Now you're ready to rumble!

Please note that this boilerplate is not meant for beginners! If you're just starting out with react or redux, please refer to https://github.com/petehunt/react-howto instead.


  • Intro: What's included and why
  • Commands: Getting the most out of this boilerplate
  • Testing: How to work with the built-in test harness
  • Styling: How to work with the CSS tooling
  • Your app: Supercharging your app with Routing, Redux, simple asynchronicity helpers, etc.


This project would not be possible without the support by these amazing folks. Become a sponsor to get your company in front of thousands of engaged react developers and help us out!


This project is licensed under the MIT license, Copyright (c) 2016 Maximilian Stoiber. For more information see LICENSE.md.