A Big Update Is Coming
React Hot Loader 3 is on the horizon, and you can try it today (boilerplate branch, upgrade example). It fixes some long-standing issues with both React Hot Loader and React Transform, and is intended as a replacement for both. The docs are not there yet, but they will be added before the final release. For now, this commit is a good reference.You can install RHL3 using
npm install --save-dev react-hot-loader@next
This is a stable for daily use in development implementation of React live code editing.
Use one of the starter kits for your next React project.
React Hot Loader was demoed together with Redux at React Europe.
Watch Dan Abramov's talk on Hot Reloading with Time Travel.
npm install --save-dev react-hot-loader
To use React Hot Loader in an existing project, you need to
- switch to Webpack for builds (instead of RequireJS or Browserify);
- enable Hot Module Replacement, which is a Webpack feature;
- configure Webpack to use React Hot Loader for JS or JSX files.
These steps are covered by the walkthrough.
If you'd rather stay with Browserify, check out LiveReactload by Matti Lankinen.
React Native supports hot reloading natively as of version 0.22.
If something doesn't work, in 99% cases it's a configuration issue. A missing option, a wrong path or port. Webpack is very strict about configuration, and the best way to find out what's wrong is to compare your project to an already working setup, such as React Hot Boilerplate, bit by bit. We're also gathering Troubleshooting Recipes so send a PR if you have a lesson to share!
Docs are in a bit of a flux right now because I'm in the process of updating everything to document the major 1.0 release.
If you've been with us for a while, read 1.0 release notes and migration guide.
Watch the repo to stay tuned!