Create React Project without create-react-app

Vishang on April 26, 2019

Why this post? It's very easy to create react app with terminal by following these commands. npx create-react-app my-app cd my-app ... [Read Full]
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Thank you, thank you, thank you. I was using the create react app npm module and it's too much for what I currently need in my react learning path. I also I like to have a certain degree of control over my app structure.


I'm still new to managing npm modules/packages. I've been thinking about the package.json - One thing I wonder is: Should edits to the package.json be mainly automated through installations and other configuration options invoked or is a lot of time spent manually editing packages.json for config in some cases?

in my opinion, I would not do that. I will install the libraries as i needed and add --save or --dev-save flags accordingly. So it will added automatically to the package.json file. I am sure you're aware of it. For sure you can add manage it manually if needed. I am not doing it so far as my workflows concerned.

Yeah, just by scrolling through it I got the vibe that it's not common to manually edit. Thanks for replying. :D


Good job! Really useful!
I have a question though, how can I access the app from another machine? I know that while using create-react-app it is possible to access is from a adress, but it does not seem to work at the same way when installing webpack manually...


I think you forgot add html-loader to webpack.config.js. it was didn't loading template without html-loader.


Thanks for this post! I've used create-react-app as a crutch for far too long. I finally built a react app using your article as a guide. Keep at it!


Thanks for this. has anyone checked the console, I see an error "Entrypoint undefined = index.html"

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