Simple Starter Template for React, ES6, SASS, Webpack 2 and Live Reloading (React Hot Loader 3)
The reason for doing other React starter template for single page applications (SPA)
is because when I started to look into templates it took to me hours and hours of googling and testing different templates
to have some starting point for my SPA application.
There are templates with hundreds of dependencies. Why not reduce to the minimal needed to start playing with React?
- ES6 (with babel)
- SCSS using ITCSS and BEM methodology.
- See this sample
- Hot Module Replacement (React Hot Loader 3)
- Webpack 2
- Webpack Babel loader configuration
- Webpack SCSS configuration
- Webpack configuration for HMR
- Webpack production configuration
- Webpack stats (bundle optimization helper)
Features NOT INCLUDED (TODOs)
- React Router
- Replace SASS with PostCSS
- Testing. Integrate with Jest
- Linting. Integrate with eslint
- Server Side Rendering
- Node.js and NPM: Download and install. I have version 6.6.0 of Node and 3.10.6 of NPM on Windows PC
- Git: Download and install. I have version 2.7.4 installed on Windows PC
- Get the url of your forked project.
- Click on "Clone or download" and Copy to clipboard the url ending on .git.
- Open your command line and go to your directoy
You don't need to create a specific folder for the project, it will be created by git
- Clone your forked repo on your machine:
$ git clone https://github.com/username/react-es6-webpack-minimal-starter-template
Note: That will create a new folder called react-es6-webpack-minimal-starter-template with all the files in.
We will use yarn as a client for NPM registry, because that will avoid some conflicts on dependencies between environments.
Download and Install yarn (I have version 0.16.1 installed):
$ npm i -g yarn
Install Project dependencies
As we have yarn, instead of using npm i to install all our dependencies in our node_modules folder, we will use just yarn. Note: you need to be sure your are inside the project folder because yarn will look for package.json file.
$ cd react-es6-webpack-minimal-starter-template $ yarn
Open the project with your Development IDE
I use VS Code https://code.visualstudio.com Open the project using this command:
$ code .
Start development server with Hot Reloading
$ npm run start
Now you can edit the files .jsx and .scss and see how the browser automatically reflects the changes.
Please feel free to add your own improvement. I am waiting your Pull Request (PR).
MIT License Copyright (c) 2016 Jose Quinto Zamora