create-react-app React Project with Node Express Backend
Example on using create-react-app with a Node Express Backend
Install nodemon globally
npm i nodemon -g
Install server and client dependencies
yarn cd client yarn
To start the server and client at the same time (from the root of the project)
Running the production build on localhost. This will create a production build, then Node will serve the app on http://localhost:5000
NODE_ENV=production yarn dev:server
How this works
The key to use an Express backend with a project created with
create-react-app is on using a proxy. We have a proxy entry in
This tells Webpack development server to proxy our API requests to our API server, given that our Express server is running on localhost:5000
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