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webpack-standards

Build standardised webpack 2.x configurations

Getting Started

mkdir my-app
cd my-app
npm init
npm i react react-dom babel-polyfill --save
npm i babel-cli babel-register cross-env --save-dev
npm i webpack webpack-standards --save-dev

Create a server.js folder in the root of your project:

import path from 'path'
import { webpackServiceStandard as webpackService } from 'webpack-standards'
 
const config = webpackService
  .entry(path.resolve(__dirname, './src/index.jsx'))
  .output(path.resolve(__dirname, './dist'))
  .esReactStandard()
  .get()
 
webpackService.run(config)

Here we're creating a React application in ES2015, and our starting code is in the src/index.js file:

import React from 'react'
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom'
import { AppContainer } from 'react-hot-loader'
import App from './App'
 
const render = () => {
  ReactDOM.render(
    <AppContainer>
      <App />
    </AppContainer>,
    document.getElementById('root')
  )
}
 
render()
 
if (module.hot) {
  module.hot.accept('./App', render)
}

This entry file references our root ./App component App.jsx in the same src folder:

/* eslint-disable react/prefer-stateless-function */
import React, { Component } from 'react'
 
class App extends Component {
  render() {
    return (
      <div>
        <p>My App</p>
      </div>
    )
  }
}
 
export default App

That's it for your application, now we update your package.json to include start and build scripts:

"scripts": {
  "start": "babel-node --presets es2015,stage-0,react server.js",
  "build": "cross-env NODE_ENV=production webpack"
  ...
}

Because we installed the babel-cli and babel-register packages, we can write our server.js file in ES2015 and use babel-node from the command line. We can also use cross-env to set the NODE_ENV environment variable to production for our build.

Developers

For maintainers of webpack-standards:

Initial Setup

npm set init.author.name "..."
npm set init.author.email "...@..."
npm set init.author.url "http://..."
npm adduser

Publishing

  • Increment version in package.json
npm run push

Note the push script will run the build npm run build and then npm publish to push the package to the npm registry (https://registry.npmjs.org).