React Boilerplate

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React Boilerplate

Production-ready boilerplate for building universal web apps with React and Redux


The React Boilerplate is a production-ready boilerplate that allows developers to build universal web apps using React and Redux. It provides support for ES2015/16 with Babel, universal rendering with data fetching and code splitting, hot reloading on both client and server, locally scoped CSS with CSS modules, scalable unit testing via Jest, and state management with Redux. The boilerplate comes with four predefined commands: npm start (serves the app in development mode), npm test (runs unit tests), npm run build (builds the app ready for release), and WEBPACK_DEV_SERVER=false npm run serve (serves the app in release mode).


  • ES2015/16 with Babel
  • Universal rendering with support for data fetching and code splitting
  • Hot reloading on both client and server
  • Locally scoped CSS with CSS modules
  • Scalable unit testing via Jest
  • Development and release builds with Webpack 2
  • State management with Redux


To install the React Boilerplate, follow these steps:

  1. Clone the repository
git clone <repository_url>
  1. Change into the cloned directory
cd <directory_name>
  1. Install the dependencies
npm install
  1. Start the app in development mode
npm start


The React Boilerplate is a versatile tool for developers looking to build universal web apps using React and Redux. With its support for the latest JavaScript syntax, data fetching and code splitting, hot reloading, locally scoped CSS, and scalable unit testing, it provides a comprehensive solution for building production-ready applications. The predefined commands make it easy to start developing and building the app, while the integration with Redux ensures efficient state management. Overall, the React Boilerplate is a valuable resource for developers seeking a solid foundation for their React projects. It is licensed under MIT, allowing for flexibility and freedom in its usage.


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