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README.md

README.md

Create React Workspace

Develop and share code between React web apps, React Native apps, and standalone libraries/components.

Warning: This is a super early alpha and anything could break. Please provide feedback and consider jumping into the code and contributing!

Under the hood, this uses create-react-app, and react-native-cli, although the dependencies may change over time.

Create a new workspace

npm install -g create-react-workspace
cd ~
create-react-workspace dev
cd dev
# Optionally, `git init`

Create a web app

npm run create-web-app my-web-app
# The app will be created in ~/dev/my-web-app

At this point, you can cd my-web-app and run npm start or anything else that create-react-app supports.

If you want to develop the app alongside local dependencies, you can:

cd ~/dev
npm start my-web-app
# The app will run, as well as the packager for the app's local dependencies

Create a native app

npm run create-native-app my-native-app
# The app will be created in my-native-app
cd my-native-app
npm run ios
npm run android

At this point, you can cd ~/dev/my-native-app and run react-native run-ios, react-native run-android or anything else that react-native supports.

If you want to develop the app alongside local dependencies, you can:

cd ~/dev
npm start my-native-app
# The dev server will run, as well as the packager for the app's local dependencies

Create a local library for shared code

If you want to share JS logic or components between several apps:

npm run create-library my-library
# The library will be created in ~/dev/my-library

Now you can cd ~/dev/my-library and run npm build and npm test to develop the library.

Link a local library into an app

If you want to use the library from other packages in the workspace:

Add the dependency to ~/dev/my-web-app/package.json or ~/dev/my-native-app/package.json

 ...
 "dependencies": {
   "my-library": "0.0.1",
   ...

Now, from ~/dev, run:

npm run bootstrap

Run and develop an app

To run an app and all the bootstraped dependencies:

npm start my-native-app my-web-app
# both apps will start, and they will handle changes from my-library any other local dependencies!

Help Wanted!

Submit an issue to let us know what you're up to, and get to work! The following improvements would be rapidly accepted:

  • Windows support
  • Jest tests
  • Prettier
  • Flow
  • Eject ala create-react-app
  • Upgrade ala create-react-app
  • Refactor: directly integrate with create-react-app and react-native-init
  • Support create-react-native-app. Blocked by current usage of Haul
  • Upgrade to RN 0.44. Blocked by brokenness of Haul on Android
  • e2e tests for the workspace
  • Improved errors and docs
  • Split out create-library and create-component
  • Add storybook support to create-component

These roadmap items are more complicated, so please open issues to discuss:

  • Switch to react-primitives for library dependency, rather than react-dom+react-native+react-native-web
  • Either improve integration of haul/webpack for React Native, or use the React Native packager for symlinks+web
  • Support publishing and release workflows