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This project started as a POC for React and has now become my own sandbox for testing the latest technologies. You'll find documentation across the code, the commits and the READMEs helping you implement the following I'm using:

The development / build / deploy workflow is based on topheman/webpack-babel-starter, which allows to have online both:

  • production version (minified js/css ...)
  • development version (with sourcemaps, so that users could see the original es6 source code, even online, just by opening the sources panel in the devtools console)

Support for Travis CI (see .travis.yml file):

  • builds are tested
  • source code is linted
  • unit tests are run
  • code coverage is sent to
  • e2e tests are run through SauceLabs (a cross-browser automation tool built on top of Selenium WebDriver)

Previous versions (checkout the releases sections):

  • The version without redux remains on the v1.x branch.
  • The version in babel v5 remains on the v2.x branch
  • You can see the isomorphic (universal if you will) version (with server-side rendering) at topheman/react-es6-isomorphic (based on v1 - not yet with redux at this time).

To read further about this project and its evolution:



This project now follows the same development workflow as the one explained in topheman/webpack-babel-starter (with some additions, specific to the project).


If you don't have yarn yet, just npm install yarn -g

git clone
cd react-es6-redux

Note: Installing the topheman-apis-proxy backend is no longer mandatory (I changed the code so that you could do unauthenticated request to the github API - you will be rate limited to 10 requests per minute though).


Dev mode

You're good to go with hot-reload / redux-devtools / time-travel / sourcemaps ...!

Mock mode

You can also run the app in mock mode (useful for tests):


At the root of the project :

  • npm run build: for debug (like in dev - with sourceMaps and all)
  • npm run build-prod: for production (minified/optimized ...)
  • npm run build-prod-all: both at once in the same build (with redux devtools & sourcemaps on dev version)

A /build/dist folder will be created with your project built in it.

You can run it with npm run serve-build


Unit tests

npm test will launch:

  • linting of /src & /test folders via eslint
  • the unit-tests files are located in /src inside __tests__ folders, named like *.spec.js
  • those tests files are run by karma

This task is launched on pre-commit hook & on Travis CI.

If you wish to generate coverage reports, just npm run karma-coverage (those reports are generated on Travis CI anyway and available on, you will find them in local at /build/reports/coverage.

Note: Unit-tests are run through karma in PhantomJS (the webpack.config.js being injected), they can also be run directly via mocha (see wiki).

End to end tests

e2e tests are located in /test/e2e/spec.

Open two terminal tabs, on each one:

  • npm run webpack-mock: will launch the project in mock mode
  • npm run test-e2e: will run the e2e tests in /test/e2e via protractor against your local server

Those tests are run on Travis CI, via SauceLabs.


I'm using eslint, based on eslint-config-airbnb, a preset for .eslintrc configuration. For more infos, checkout the release it was implemented: v2.5.0.

  • npm run lint: single run linting of /src & /test folders
  • npm run lint-watch: same in watch mode

Specific commands

You may want some granularity, the DEVTOOLS, SHOW_DEVTOOLS, NODE_ENV & LINTER variables are at your disposal:

  • DEVTOOLS=true npm run build: will build a debug version with the devtools
  • DEVTOOLS=false npm run webpack: will launch a webpack dev server without the devtools (if you find it annoying)
  • LINTER=false npm start (if you don't want to be bothered by the linter - at your own risks! the pre-commit hook will run the linter and the tests anyway)
  • SHOW_DEVTOOLS=false npm start (if you want to hide the redux-devtools - you'll still be able to show them by ctrl+H)
  • DASHBOARD=true npm start: will use webpack-dashboard in dev-server mode
  • ... you can mix and match ;-)

Read the "Advanced tasks" wiki section for more infos ...

With topheman-apis-proxy

This part is optional

topheman-apis-proxy is a proxy that lets you do authenticated requests to github / twitter APIs (that way you have a much higher rate limit). For the install, please follow the installation steps README section.

Then your workflow will be:

  • Open a terminal in the react-es6-redux folder and npm run webpack-dev
  • Open a terminal in the topheman-apis-proxy folder and grunt serve (see more in the run in local README section)
  • Go to http://localhost:8080/


I'm using github pages for hosting (free https, easy deploy via git - a good deal since I don't need any server-side logic). You'll find a gh-pages orphan branch where the deployed builds are stored.

My deployment routine is described on the topheman/webpack-babel-starter Wiki.



This software is distributed under an MIT licence.

Copyright 2015-2016 © Christophe Rosset

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. The Software is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement. In no event shall the authors or copyright holders be liable for any claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise, arising from, out of or in connection with the software or the use or other dealings in the Software.


A simple app to try React, ES6 and redux, using topheman-apis-proxy as data api backend






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