Creating react app

Creating a React App

React is a popular JavaScript library for building user interfaces, and creating a React app is quick and simple. There are multiple ways to create a React app, but the most popular approach is using the create-react-app tool.

Using create-react-app

To create a new React app using create-react-app, first make sure that you have Node.js installed on your computer. Then, open your terminal and run the following commands:

npx create-react-app my-app
cd my-app
npm start

The npx create-react-app my-app command creates a new React app with the name my-app, while the cd my-app command navigates into the project directory. Finally, the npm start command starts the development server and opens the app in your default browser.

By default, create-react-app sets up a basic React app with all the necessary dependencies and configurations. You can now start editing the src/App.js file to modify your app as needed.

Other Approaches

While create-react-app is the most popular way to create a React app, there are other approaches you can take. For example, you can use a task runner like Gulp or Grunt to compile and bundle your React code, or configure webpack manually for more control over your build process.

However, these approaches require more configuration and setup, so they are not recommended for beginners. Stick with create-react-app until you feel comfortable with the React ecosystem.


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