Template and quick-starter to create your own modern React library includes awesome features and bandled using Rollup.
Note: At date of writing this (April 2023), since the create-react-library tool is no longer actively maintained (https://github.com/transitive-bullshit/create-react-library#readme) then I thought about creating this boilerplate to help bootstrap a modern react library with some nice features
This repository created for:
- Help to bootstrap your own react library with some nice features and without bothering with configuration and saving time.
- Learning purposes (especially how to bundle complicated things with Rollup).
- Rollup for bundling
- Jest & React Testing Library : For testing our components
- Support for TypeScript
- Sourcemap creation
- Support of CSS/SASS: For exporting components with style
- Storybook: For testing our components within the library itself as we design them
- Supports complicated peer-dependencies (example here is Antd so here the power of rollup-plugin-peer-deps-external we can use complicated peer dependency such Antd without having it bundled as a part of your module.)
- Optimizing bundle size: @rollup/plugin-terser A Rollup plugin to generate a minified bundle with terser.
- Automatically externalize peerDependencies in a rollup bundle, thanks to rollup-plugin-peer-deps-external
- Deploy Storybook to GitHub Pages
- Copy over the template by cloning this repository and install its dependencies:
git clone https://github.com/MidoAhmed/rollup-react-library-starter.git
Storybook gives you an easy way to see and use your components while working on them in your library project, without having to build an unnecessary testing page just to display them.
npm run storybook # runs the host Storybook application locally for quick and easy testing
Now, anytime you make a change to your library or the stories, the storybook will live-reload your local dev server so you can iterate on your component in real-time.
Rollup watch and build:
for Local development run rollup to watch your src/ module and automatically recompile it into dist/ whenever you make changes.
npm run dev # runs rollup with watch flag
npm run build: builds the library to
npm run dev: builds the library, then keeps rebuilding it whenever the source files change.
npm test: tests the library and show the coverage.
npm run lint: runs eslint.
npm run storybook: runs the host Storybook application locally for quick and easy testing
npm run build-storybook: builds a static HTML/JS bundle that can easily be hosted on a remote server, so all members of your team can try your components.
npm run deploy-storybook: build & deploy the storybook to GitHub Pages
publish to GitHub Packages registry:
- you need to have this in your ~/.npmrc
- big thanks to this tuto and his author : https://dev.to/alexeagleson/how-to-create-and-publish-a-react-component-library-2oe#adding-scss