Boilerplate and tooling for JavaScript application development with React

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React App SDK  
CLI tools and templates for authoring React applications with a single dev dependency and zero build/run configuration.


$ npm install -g react-app
$ react-app new
$ react-app run

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    ✓ Zero-configuration, no build scripts, just one development dependency (see package.json)
    ✓ Modern JavaScript syntax (ES2015+) via Babel or TypeScript (planned), modern CSS syntax via PostCSS
    ✓ Component-based UI architecture via React, Webpack and CSS Modules
    ✓ Application state management /w time-travel debugging via Redux (see main.js, core/store.js)
    ✓ Routing and navigation via path-to-regexp and history (see main.js, core/router.js, utils/routes-loader.js)
    ✓ Code-splitting and async chunk loading via Webpack and ES6 System.import()
    ✓ Cross-device testing with Browsersync /w Hot Module Replacement (HMR) and React Hot Loader
    ✓ 24/7 community support on Gitter and SO; consulting and customization requests on Codementor or Skype


  • MAC OS X, Windows, or Linux
  • Node.js v6 or newer

Getting Started

Install react-app npm package globally.
$ npm install -g react-app

Scaffold a new JavaScript application project and launch it by running:
$ react-app new
$ react-app run

The app should become available at http://localhost:3000
For more information visit /templates/app

How to Customize

Coming soon...

Escape Hatch

If you’re a power user and you aren’t happy with the default configuration, you can always fork react-app repository, customize it and use it instead of of the original react-app-tools npm module. For example (package.json):
  "private": true,
  "dependencies": {
    "react": "^15.2.1",
    "react-app": "^1.1.1",
    "react-dom": "^15.2.1"
  "devDependencies": {
    "react-app-tools": "git+<username>/react-app.git",
  "scripts": {
    "build": "react-app build",
    "start": "react-app run",


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