Getting started with React with no configuration

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Like many modern JavaScript frameworks, React has developed a reputation for having a steep learning curve, particularly with regard to the build setup required to create a development environment for a React project. Despite the (potentially unnecessary) complexity surrounding the framework, React’s popularity continues to grow, with it making many aspects of writing web applications far simpler in other regards. Learning about how to configure yarn, Webpack, Babel and all the other build tools React involves can often be a stumbling block to quickly getting started on a project. This blog post will give a short guide offering a few different ways to get started with React today, without having to worry about complicated build setups.


In an attempt to address the issue of React requiring complicated and time-consuming configuration setups, Facebook released create-react-app — a one-step way to generating a React development environment with no configuration required. create-react-app … Read the rest