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README.md

Reason React Simple Starter

Welcome Reason React Simple Starter! It's a project created to help you start your journey with React using ReasonML (duh). It uses webpack.

FAQ

What's ReasonML?

Reason is a typed programming language created by Facebook. Technically speaking it's a front-end for Ocaml. One of the most important features of Reason is powerful and safe type inference. That's what makes ReasonML an interesting alternative to JavaScript, TypeScript or Flow.

Why ReasonML?

You can read more about it here: https://reasonml.github.io/docs/en/what-and-why.html

Motivation

This starter project is meant to solve the most common problems when creating a new Reason project:

  • It comes with a predefined configuration which is ready to use
  • It allows you to use any JavaScript libraries through npm hassle-free
  • It doesn't create tons of temporary JS files when compiling

Getting started

Prerequisites

You'll need node and npm. This project was tested on node 8 and npm 5 but any newer should be just fine!

Installation

Download the repository and run npm install. This will install all dependencies and set everything up. You're ready to go!

Development

Run npm start. This command starts webpack-dev-server which in turn:

  • Compiles all Reason files thanks to bs-loader
  • Starts webpack in a watch mode
  • Runs a server at http://localhost:8081/

Effectively, whenever you make any changes in Reason sources, they get automatically compiled to JS — webpack picks the new files and bundles into a single file main.js inside /bundledOutputs dir. This file is ready to be used in the browser (see /index.html).

Dev build

Run npm run build.

Production build

For faster and smaller bundle try running npm run prod.

Demo

https://mmiszy.github.io/reason-react-simple-starter/