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A data-driven, isomorphic example application using Fluxible and React.
A newer version of this idea exists at react-pwa-reference

Flux-React-Example is an example contact web application. Serves as a reference app to inspire isomorphic application development solutions.

  • Features a data-driven isomorphic React application that follows the flux flow using Fluxible.
  • Uses a Node, Express, Fluxible, React stack employing Grunt, Webpack, and Mocha/Chai.
  • Employs Yahoo Fetchr for uniform client/server access to app services.
  • Features a Flexbox layout with some very light usage of Foundation For Apps (The Sass mixins only, no JS, all possible CSS output disabled).
  • Performance Features
    • Majority of visual completeness in < 14k initial download.
    • Fast rendering.


Additional documentation can be found in this project's wiki. This is still in progress.

Progressive Work

Continued progress on this project toward a Progressive Application (includes a Manifest and Service Worker offline, push notifications, and background sync) exists at flux-react-example-sw.


This example demonstrates a full CI/CD integration on the master branch. Pushes to the master branch run the following workflow:

  1. Run unit tests w/coverage on Travis-ci.
  2. Build and deploy to the Heroku stage.
  3. Run cross-browser/platform functional tests on SauceLabs against the stage.
  4. Run performance budget tests on against the stage.

Developer Instructions

Build Environment Prerequisites

  1. NodeJS ~4.2
  • Globally installed grunt-cli npm install -g grunt-cli
  1. Ruby >= 2.1.3p242 (Any version that runs Compass is fine)
  • Globally installed Compass >= 1.0.1 gem install compass


  1. Clone this repo
  2. Install the dependencies
$ npm install

Run the app*

$ npm run build
$ npm start

Open http://localhost:3000

*Assumes you don't have NODE_ENV set in your environment. If you do have it set, it must be set to "production" to run the production build of the app this way. If you use NODE_ENV in your environment for something else and still want to just run the production app, use this method.

Run in dev mode

$ npm run dev

This will use nodemon and webpack to watch for changes and restart and rebuild as needed.

Open http://localhost:3000

Debug production build

$ npm run prod

This will use nodemon and webpack to watch for changes and restart and rebuild as needed.

Open http://localhost:3000

Debug the server-side parts of the app

  1. Start node-inspector on the port of your choice in the background
$ node-inspector --web-port=<port-of-choice> &
  1. Run the debug build (a very slightly modified dev build)
$ npm run debug
  1. Use Chrome to open<port-of-choice>&port=5858
  2. Set breakpoints and/or hit F8 to start the server-side of the app.

This will use nodemon and webpack to watch for changes and restart and rebuild as needed. The nodemon process will start with --debug-brk option to let you break on anything from the ground up.


Unless otherwise specified, this software is free to use under the LocalNerve BSD license. See the LICENSE file for license text and copyright information.