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A Professional Starter React Nextjs with Must-Have Libraries (MHL)

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Opinionated project includes:

  • Initial Next.js project - bootstrapped with create-next-app.
  • NextJS v12.x
  • React & React DOM v17
  • Type Checker - TypeScript v4.x
  • Storybook v6.x (Webpack@5 support)
  • MSW storybook-addon
  • Lint - ESlint & Eslint-config-next
  • Mocking - Mock Service Worker
  • CSS-in-JS Modules — Styled Components
  • Unit Testing - Jest + react-testing-library
  • E2E testing - Cypress
  • Format - Prettier
  • Git hooks - Husky
  • Useful utilities - analyzer Bundle, react-uuid (create unique Id)
  • Generate templates
  • next-password-protect check _app.tsx to enable
  • Sharp library - For production Image Optimization with Next.js, the optional 'sharp' package is strongly recommended.

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If you want to generate HTML in the client browser check CRA-MHL

Run Scripts

Inside the project directory run using npm or yarn:

  • dev - runs the app in the development mode. Open http://localhost:3000 to view it in the browser.
  • build - builds the app for production to the build folder.
  • start - Runs the built app in production mode. You can add port: "start": "next start -p 8081".
  • export - create an export static folder, default out folder.
  • lint - ESlint configured for Next. Use .eslintrc.json to setup & .eslintignore to ignore files.
  • storybook - To run your Storybook. Open http://localhost:6006/ to view it in the browser.
  • build-storybook - build Storybook - create static Storybook project.
  • clean-storybook - clean static Storybook folder.
  • test - unit testing with Jest & react-testing-library.
  • test:watch - watch our jest tests.
  • test:ci - unit testing with Jest & react-testing-library using the ci flag.
  • format - will format your code prettier using opinionated settings inside .prettierrc file. Use .prettierignore to ignore files.
  • analyze - source-map-explorer to Analyzer Bundle.
  • clean-next - delete .next folder.
  • analyze - source-map-explorer to Analyzer Bundle.
  • cypress:open - create a cypress E2E directory with some examples.
  • cypress:run - run the E2E tests and record video.
  • cypress:clean - delete cypress folder.
  • prepare - Install husky.
  • isready - run format, lint, test and build production, lastly run analyze.
  • clean-next - clean next directory.
  • svg - run to auto-generate TypeScript React components of SVGs from the /src/components/Svg/raw directory, outputted to the /src/components/Svg directory.


Execute create-next-app with npm or Yarn to bootstrap the example:

npx create-next-app my-app -e


yarn create next-app my-app -e


yarn dev
# or
npm run dev

Entry point pages/index.tsx.

API routes can be accessed on http://localhost:3000/api/hello. This endpoint can be edited in pages/api/hello.tsx.

The pages/api directory mapped to /api/*. Files in this directory are treated as API routes instead of React pages.

Configure Storybook Templates

generate-react-cli help speed up productivity in React projects, feel free to tweak rules inside the config file generate-react-cli.json to match your needs.


npx generate-react-cli component Header --type=story

Or use the complex story;

npx generate-react-cli component Header --type=complex-story

Will result with the following components;

  1. components/Header/Header.tsx
  2. components/Header/Header.stories.tsx
  3. components/Header/index.ts

Eslint configurations

Lint set according to Airbnb style guide — as part of their style guide. Feel free to tweak .eslintrc.

Format configurations

Prettier is set using my opinionated settings, feel free to tweak prettier rules inside config file .prettierrc to match your code style.

Analyzing the Bundle Size

Use source-map-explorer (yarn add --dev source-map-explorer);

$ yarn analyze

Environment Variables

The following environment variables .env are in use throughout the project. See .env.sample for examples:

Name Description
NEXT_PUBLIC_PUBLIC_VERSION Should be Based on package.json version tag
NEXT_PUBLIC_IMAGE_TAG Docker SHA - if using one

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