Forge React apps with no build configuration. (TypeScript or ECMAScript)
- Creating an App – How to create a new app.
Forge React App works on macOS, Windows, and Linux.
If something doesn’t work, please file an issue.
npx forge-react-app my-appcd my-appnpm 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:
my-app ├── node_modules ├── package.json ├── .gitignore ├── devtools │ └── webpack.config.js ├── public │ ├── favicon.ico │ ├── index.html │ ├── index.js │ └── vendor.js └── src ├── index.js ├── components │ └── Title │ ├── index.tsx │ ├── Title.tsx │ ├── Title.scss │ └── test │ └── Title.test.tsx ├── modules │ └── App │ ├── index.tsx │ ├── App.tsx │ ├── App.scss │ └── test │ └── App.test.tsx └── ui ├── assets │ └── images └── styles └── colors.scss
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:
Inside the newly created project, you can run some built-in commands:
npm start or
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
Runs the test watcher in an interactive mode.
npm run build or
Builds the app for production to the
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.
npm run analyze or
yarn analyze (Webpack Bundle Analyzer)
This script will help you:
- Realize what's really inside your bundle
- Find out what modules make up the most of it's size
- Find modules that got there by mistake
- Optimize it!
- And the best thing is it supports minified bundles. It parses them to get real size of bundled modules. And it also shows their gzipped sizes.
No Configuration Required: You don't need to configure anything. A reasonably good configuration of both development and production builds is handled for you so you can focus on writing code.
Highly Scalable Folder Structure
|TypeScript||^3.x||for TypeScript version|
|Babel||^7.x||for ECMAScript version|
Production build size
- All (36.61 KB) (gzip)
- vendor.a106ef9a79e0a54d062b.js (35.09 KB)
- index.4bc3d8a674d7249b58c8.js (1.52 KB)
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.