Setup React with webpack 3, babel and NPM – Jakob Lind

How to setup React with webpack 3, babel and NPM  #reactjs #javascript

  • To get started with React you have to learn and configure NPM, webpack, babel AND React.
  • You have probably heard of create-react-app (CRA) which is an official tool to start a new React project.
  • Next, we are going to create our minimal React app and HTML file.
  • Our webpack config file looks like this: – – It contains the following: – – Babel is a highly configurable tool to transpile JavaScript.
  • Our webpack config uses babel-loader to run babel which uses the regular babel config file.

A few years ago jQuery was the best practice for Javascript/frontend development. Getting started with jQuery was as simple as creating an index.html document, include jQuery and start writing code.
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