Facebook just announced an open source project to make it easy to get started with React
Facebook has touted its own tooling for React for some time, but most developers know that getting set up requires learning quite a fool tools to set up a project. Its new project, however, the aptly-named ‘Create React App’ should make this simpler.
“We knew that such projects traditionally haven’t been very successful in the React ecosystem,” Facebook’s Dan Abramov writes in today’s announcement. “Christopher Chedeau told TechCrunch. ‘React CLI’ projects have started and failed at Facebook. The community tools with similar goals also exist, but so far they have not yet gained enough traction.”
“‘Ejecting’ lets you leave the comfort of Create React App setup at any time,” Abramov writes. “You run a single command, and all the build dependencies, configs, and scripts are moved right into your project. At this point you can customize everything you want, but effectively you are forking our configuration and going your own way.”
The tool is great for new and intermediate developers, but it’s not something that experienced developers will want to dismiss out of hand, either. With the ease of set-up and the speed at which you can deploy new projects, it’s definitely worth checking out for even the most experienced developers.