Start a New React Project

create-react-app is a command line utility that generates a new ReactJS project.

Start by making sure you have the latest versions of Node and npm installed.

Then, create a new directory for your project and run the following command inside it:

create-react-app my-app.

This will generate a basic ReactJS project with all the necessary files and dependencies.

Once the process is complete, you can open the project in your favourite text editor and begin working on it.

You can also view the project in your browser by running the following command:

npm start.

This will start a development server that will allow you to preview your project in the browser.

When you're ready to deploy your app, you can run the following command:

npm run build

This will create a production-ready build of your app in the build directory.

React let you organize your UI code by breaking it apart into small pieces called components. This can be a big advantage, as it makes your code more modular and therefore easier to maintain. Another big plus for React is that it doesn’t take care of routing or data management, so you have the flexibility to choose your own tools for those tasks. There are several ways to start a new React project, depending on your needs and preferences. You can start with an HTML file and a script tag, which doesn’t require Node.js setup but offers limited features. Or you can start with a minimal toolchain, adding more features to your project as you go. This is great for learning! Or you can start with an opinionated framework that has common features like data fetching and routing built-in.