Your One-Stop solution for a full-stack app with ES6/ES2015 React.js featuring universal Redux, Redux Thunk, React Router, Hot reloading, Emotion, Express 4.x, and multiple ORMs.
Formerly known as choonkending/react-webpack-node
Redux Predictive state containers.
Redux Thunk for asynchronous action dispatch.
Server-side rendering with React Router 5.x. Having server-side rendering allows you to pre-render the initial state of your components when a user (or search engine crawler) requests a page.
Integrating Redux with React Router with Connected React Router
Asynchronous Data Fetching on server-side rendering(SSR)
Server side authentication + Redirecting for components
Hot reloading using hot-loader/react-dom
Time travel using Redux-Devtools Chrome Extension
Webpack 5 for both development and production bundles. It's (in my opinion) the best bundler for JS, CSS, LESS, images, and lots more!
emotion allows for CSS-in-JS. Say goodbye to conflicts (most of them) and global scope
Unit Testing with jsdom, mocha, sinon & enzyme
- Components (Enzyme)
- Synchronous and Asynchronous Actions
Express 4.x server with a ton of middleware
Mongoose for MongoDB
Sequelize for Postgres or MySQL
Procfile to enable deployment to Heroku & Docs on Salt configurations + Deployment for Digital Ocean
The motivation is simple: best practices and a wonderful development experience. Our ultimate goal is to provide a boilerplate for building non-trivial applications that are secure, performant and free of bugs. Believing a mixture of React.js, Webpack and Node was the best way to accomplish this, we created react-webpack-node.
reactGo also works great as a learning tool for anyone interested in learning how to implement a large React application, or those who want a modern setup ASAP.
We've had extensive community additions to this boilerplate over time as practices have evolved, and are always interested in hearing new ideas or contributions.
We're really big fans of this implementation of flux for state management. The main principles of having:
- a single store
- state being read-only (you have to express an intent to mutate being creating actions)
- mutations written as pure functions
make it very fun and easy to write predictable code! There's a ton of reasons why, but you should head to the Redux docs to dive in!
Or if you are more of a visual learner watch the free egghead video series narrated by the creator of redux:
A simplistic representation of data flow from server to client is:
Express app.use() receives a request -> Calls a pre-built webpack file for the server -> Runs matching of routes in react-router for server(with react-router-config) -> Makes async data fetching request -> Renders Route component to string -> Construct HTML file (with Meta, Link tags using helmet) -> Browser receives html file with initial state -> Client side React.JS kicks in and initializes with given state -> Continues where it left off -> Everyone is happy :)
We currently support MongoDB, MySQL and Postgres, as well as the ability to not use any database. Learn about how to configure your app.
You have to install ReactGo CLI to set up development environment.
# Install ReactGo CLI first # Your terminal have to be located at reactGo project. npm i -g @reactgo/cli # After installation, move to the directory you wanna clone ReactGo cd /somewhere/you/want/to/clone # Run CLI and choose which stack you wanna use reactgo
The next process is outlined here.
Building the application
# Build the application for development npm run build # Build the application for production npm run build:dev
Running the application
# Run in development mode (with hot-reloading) npm run dev # Run in production mode npm start
mochaas the test framework
- We find all the files we need that have a
-test.jssuffix in the
- We find all the files we need that have a
jsdomas my test environment
# Run test once npm test # Run in watch mode npm test:watch
We have unit tests for async (redux) actions, reducers, and stateless components with enzyme.
Check out what people have done
We have a list of projects that have been created with this boilerplate. Check them out to see what can be done or to get some inspiration.
How to Contribute:
Best way to keep up to date is check the issues. I really welcome improvements for all aspects of an app.
- Any suggestions/improvements/bugs can be in the form of Pull Requests, or creating an issue.
- Coding guidelines:
- If you wanna change codes and make some PR, you have to follow following steps.
# Install ReactGo CLI # Your terminal have to be located at reactGo project. npm i -g # Run CLI and choose which stack you wanna change reactgo -d # Then app and server folders will be symlinked from original ones that you chose. # Change whatever you want, but don't touch app and server folders. Those are just symlinks. # Commit and push after done.
This boilerplate has gone through an evolution
React.js -> Facebook Flux -> Alt -> Redux(thunk -> saga -> toolkit) -> MobX(in mobx branch)