Create React Express App
About This Boilerplate
This setup allows for a Node/Express/React app which can be easily deployed to Heroku.
The front-end React app will auto-reload as it's updated via webpack dev server, and the backend Express app will auto-reload independently with nodemon.
Starting the app locally
Start by installing front and backend dependencies. While in this directory, run the following commands:
yarn install cd client yarn install cd .. `` After both installations complete, run the following command in your terminal:
That's it, your app should be running on <http://localhost:3000>. The Express server should intercept any AJAX requests from the client. ## Deployment (Heroku) After confirming that you have an up to date git repository and a Heroku app created, complete the following: 1. Build the React app for production by running the following command:
2. Add and commit all changes to git 3. Push to Heroku If all previous steps were followed correctly, your application should be deployed to Heroku!