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    Forge React App Build Status

    Forge React apps with no build configuration. (TypeScript or ECMAScript)

    Forge React App works on macOS, Windows, and Linux.
    If something doesn’t work, please file an issue.

    Quick Overview

    npx forge-react-app my-app
    cd my-app
    npm start

    Then open http://localhost:9000/ to see your app.
    When you’re ready to deploy to production, create a minified bundle with npm run build.

    Get Started Immediately

    You don’t need to install or configure tools like Webpack or Babel.
    They are preconfigured so that you can focus on the code.

    Just create a project, and you’re good to go.

    Creating an App

    You’ll need to have Node 8.10.0 or later on your local development machine (but it’s not required on the server). You can use nvm (macOS/Linux) or nvm-windows to easily switch Node versions between different projects.

    To create a new app, you may choose one of the following methods:


    npx forge-react-app my-app

    It will create a directory called my-app inside the current folder.
    Inside that directory, it will generate the initial project structure and install the transitive dependencies.

    │   .babelrc
    │   .gitignore
    │   package-lock.json
    │   package.json
    │       webpack.common.js
    │       webpack.dev.js
    │       webpack.prod.js
    │       setUpTests.js
        │   App.js
        │   index.html
        │   index.js
        │       StyledApp.js

    No configuration or complicated folder structures, just the files you need to build your app.
    Once the installation is done, you can open your project folder:

    cd my-app

    Inside the newly created project, you can run some built-in commands:

    npm start or yarn start

    Runs the app in development mode.
    Open http://localhost:9000 to view it in the browser.

    The page will automatically reload if you make changes to the code.
    You will see the build errors and lint warnings in the console.

    npm test or yarn test

    Runs the test watcher in an interactive mode.

    npm run build or yarn build

    Builds the app for production to the dist folder.
    It correctly bundles React in production mode and optimizes the build for the best performance.

    The build is minified and the filenames include the hashes.

    Your app is ready to be deployed.

    Main dependencies

    Package Version Details
    React ^17.x
    TypeScript ^4.x for TypeScript version
    Jest ^26.x
    React Testing Library ^11.x
    Babel ^7.x
    Webpack ^5.x

    Feedback and suggestions

    If you want to leave some suggestions or give me constructive feedback please don't hesitate to file an issue.


    Forge React App is open source software licensed as MIT.


    npm i forge-react-app

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