Starter kit for building single-page app using React, Redux, RxJS, Reselect, Material UI, ImmutableJS and Webpack.
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Starter kit for building single-page app using modern front-end stack.

Getting Started

  • Install the following tools:-

    • Node.js.
    • Yarn because it is still much faster than NPM v5.
  • In Chrome, install the following dev tool extensions:-

  • In IntelliJ (ex: IDEA, WebStorm):-

    • Use intellij-config to configure JavaScript code formatter.
    • Enable "ESLint" in your IDE, which will pick up .eslintrc from the project and enforce it.
  • Clone or download/unzip this project template.

  • Run yarn install to install dependencies.

  • To start app development, run yarn start.

    • This command will:-
      • Start Webpack Dev Server.
      • Open default browser.
      • Open https://localhost:8080.
    • When you modify the source code, the configured Hot Module Replacement will automatically refresh the browser content.
    • Since HTTPS is used, Chrome will prompt warning regarding untrusted security certificate. To disable this check:-
      • In Chrome, go to chrome://flags/#allow-insecure-localhost.
      • Click "Enable".
      • Click "Relaunch Now".
  • To package for production, run yarn build.

    • This script will clean the distribution directory and create minified bundle files.
  • To package for production with a different context root than the one defined in package.json, run CONTEXT_ROOT=/new-context-root yarn build.

  • To configure as Jenkins job, run yarn ci.

    • This script will create test result and code coverage files.


These commands are cross-platform compatible.

Command Description
yarn test Static type check, lint src/test files and run entire tests.
yarn test [./path/to/test/module] Static type check, lint src/test files and run only tests within [./path/to/test/module]
yarn test:watch Watch for changes in all test files and rerun yarn test
yarn test:watch [./path/to/test/module] Watch for changes in selected test files and rerun yarn test [./path/to/test/module]
yarn build Build production bundle (compressed cache busting asset files)
yarn ci Remove report dir, static type check, lint src/test files, run tests, run code coverage and generate result files for CI
yarn reinstall Clear yarn cache, remove node_module and install modules listed in package.json
yarn start Start Node.js Express server with Hot Module Replacement
yarn stats Create stats.json that be loaded to to visualize build.
yarn flow Run Flow static type check.
yarn flow:restart Restart Flow server before running static type check.


Dependency Description
@material-ui/core UI - Google's material design UI components built with React
@material-ui/icons UI - Google Material icons
classnames UI - Conditionally joining classNames together
date-fns Parse, validate, manipulate and display dates
history Managing browser history
immutable Creating Immutable objects
prop-types React - Runtime type checking for React props
react React - Core
react-dom React - DOM
react-redux React - Redux integration
react-router-dom React - Router
react-router-redux React - Router with Redux integration
recompose React - Useful utility function components and HOCs.
redux Redux - Core
redux-observable Redux - Side Effects middleware using RxJS' Observables
reselect Memoized selector for React components
rxjs Handling async actions
typeface-roboto UI - Roboto font, adhering to Google Material Design spec

Dev Dependencies

Dependency Description
autoprefixer Webpack - Add vendor prefixes in CSS
babel-cli Babel - CLI commands
babel-core Babel - Core compiler
babel-eslint Babel - For linting ES7 syntax... ex: static properties
babel-loader Babel - Loader for transpiling
babel-plugin-istanbul Babel - Istanbul instrumentation to ES6 code. Used in conjunction with nyc.
babel-plugin-transform-decorators-legacy Babel - To fix "Decorators are not supported yet in 6.x pending proposal update."
babel-polyfill Babel - Emulate a full ES2015 environment
babel-preset-es2015 Babel - ES6 preset
babel-preset-react Babel - React preset
babel-preset-stage-0 Babel - ES7+ preset
chai Test - Expect lib
chai-as-promised Test - Fluent approach to test promises
clean-webpack-plugin Webpack - Clean output dir between builds
compression-webpack-plugin Webpack - Generate GZip asset files
css-loader Webpack - CSS loader
enzyme Test - Testing utilities for React
enzyme-adapter-react-16 Test - Enzyme adapter that targets React 16
eslint ESLint - For enforcing coding style
eslint-config-airbnb ESLint - Using Airbnb's coding style
eslint-loader Webpack - ESLint loader
eslint-plugin-flowtype ESLint - Flow type linting
eslint-plugin-import ESLint - Linting of ES2015+ (ES6+) import/export syntax
eslint-plugin-jsx-a11y ESLint - Static AST checker for accessibility rules on JSX elements
eslint-plugin-react ESLint - React specific linting rules
file-loader Webpack - File loader
flow-bin Flow - Static type checker for JavaScript
html-webpack-plugin Webpack - Generates index.html using hash filenames for cache busting
image-webpack-loader Webpack - Image loader and handling compression
jsdom Test - A JavaScript implementation of the WHATWG DOM and HTML standards
mini-css-extract-plugin Webpack - Extract CSS into separate files
mocha Test - JS test framework
mocha-junit-reporter Test - Creating JUnit result file for Jenkins
nock Test - HTTP mocking and expectations library
nodemon Test - Monitor test files and rerun tests. Needed due to cross-platform test runner because mocha --watch doesn't produce run results when executed from require('child_process').exec
nyc Test - Istanbul CLI for code coverage
postcss-loader Webpack - Post CSS loader to run autoprefixer
react-test-renderer Test - Works in conjunction with Enzyme
rimraf Util - rm -rf for both Unix and Windows world
sinon Test - Standalone test spies, stubs and mocks
uglifyjs-webpack-plugin Webpack - Minify JS files
url-loader Webpack - URL loader
webpack Webpack - Core
webpack-dev-server Webpack - Node.js Express server

Project Structure

├── dist                        -> Distribution dir - Production bundle, including index.html
│   └── ...
├── node_modules                -> Installed modules dir
│   └── ...
├── reports                     -> Reports dir - Generated reports for Jenkins
│   └── ...
├── scripts                     -> Scripts dir - Cross-platform NPM scripts
│   └── ...
├── src                         -> Dir for actual source files and test files
│   └── ...
├── .babelrc                    -> Babel configuration
├── .editorconfig               -> Coding style for different editors
├── .eslintignore               -> ESLint ignore list
├── .eslintrc                   -> ESLint configuration
├── .flowconfig                 -> Flow configuration
├── .gitattributes              -> Custom Git config
├── .gitignore                  -> Git ignore list
├── .nycrc                      -> Istanbul CLI configuration
├──                -> Change logs
├──                  -> License, if needed
├── package.json                -> NPM scripts and dependencies
├── postcss.config.js           -> To fix "No PostCSS Config found" error
├──                   -> Readme file for the app
├── stats.json                  -> Generated file when running `yarn stats`
├── webpack.base.config.js      -> Common Webpack config
├── webpack.config.js           -> Production Webpack config
├──       -> Development Webpack config
└── yarn.lock                   -> Dependency versions lock file used by Yarn


Error: dyld: Library not loaded

When running yarn start, you get this error...

Module build failed: Error: dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/opt/libpng/lib/libpng16.16.dylib
  Referenced from: /path/to/front-end-stack/node_modules/mozjpeg/vendor/cjpeg
  Reason: image not found

To fix it, run brew install libpng ... see here for more info