Written by Simon Bailey
Over the xmas holidays I had a look at React and was very impressed with the library from the facebook engineers. React is offered as the V in MVC specifically focusing on DOM manipluation. What makes React stand out from the crowd is its simplicity and a virtual DOM to increase performance with an added bonus that it can also render on the server using Node.js. I found its priniciple easy to grasp and was up and running in no time at all. I suggest running through the React tutorial to gain a quick understanding of how to get started building a simple app and understand component based logic.
Being a huge fan of automation using Yeoman and Grunt, I was keen on building a generator to scaffold out a React app. In this post I will go through the steps of how to build a simple React application using the Yeoman generator-react-webpack I wrote.Read on →