How to Setup a Fresh React App

Recently I held a two-day React workshop for parts of my team. We decided to switch to React to all our new products after we had successfully used it in some experiments. During the training, we also talked about, how to set up a new React project using create-react-app.

In this blog post, I want to document, how I set up my React projects. Basically, it is the same as we do at work, but we also include some commercially licensed tools, too.

There and Back Again

Some months ago I left wordpress.com because of a little bit of gdpr hysteria. I hosted my own WordPress instance, which I believed to be totally bullet proof and secure. It was not. A view weeks after I moved to my own hosting, I got hacked and from there on my blog was a link spammer. As soon as I noticed the hack, I took down the whole site and in a fit of rage, I deleted all content. A bad decision, but now irreversible.

Here we go. A fresh blog. A fresh start.

Image Credits: Danielle MacInnes