Feb 6

React Boilerplate

The open source project, React Boilerplate, is a highly scalable, offline-first foundation with the best developer experience and a focus on performance and best practices. It helps take away some of the obstacles you may face with a new library and gives you somewhere to start.

Netlify was excited to extend an open source plan to React Boilerplate, especially since we use it in-house ourselves. Combined with a few external tools they’re able to take advantage of a workflow that enables the highest level of collaboration, a necessity for an open source project.

Tools & Frameworks:

  • Webpack
  • Babel
  • React
  • PostCSS Modules
  • Github

Netlify Features used:

  • Continuous Delivery
  • Branch Deploys
  • Deploy Contexts
  • HTTPS
  • Git Integration
  • Web UI
  • Deploy Previews
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React Boilerplate

Conception & Kickoff: Dennis Brotzky

Design & Development: Michael Mullins

Cheerleader: Max Stoiber

The open source project, React Boilerplate, is a highly scalable, offline-first foundation with the best developer experience and a focus on performance and best practices. It helps take away some of the obstacles you may face with a new library and gives you somewhere to start.

Netlify was excited to extend an open source plan to React Boilerplate, especially since we use it in-house ourselves. Combined with a few external tools they’re able to take advantage of a workflow that enables the highest level of collaboration, a necessity for an open source project.

A few words with Max from the Contributors...

Could you tell us a little bit about your project?
Netlify
reactboilerplate.com is a website for an open source project (react-boilerplate), so naturally there’s a lot of different voices wanting to be heard. Thanks to Oliver Turner and Michael Mullins we decided to dogfood react-boilerplate by building its website with it, which isn’t necessarily the best use case for React but provided us with ample feedback to make sure the (then) unreleased third version was rock solid.
Max Stoiber Open Source Developer at Thinkmill
Why did you choose Netlify?
Netlify
Since React Boilerplate is an open source project, it was vital that everybody could deploy the project. Changes to master needed to be immediately reflected on the live website, one person being responsible for deployment was going to fail eventually, but was also a bottleneck. Not only does Netlify provide the perfect workflow for open source projects, the integrated deploy previews mean that we can visually see the changes before merging something to master, which is unbelievable!
Max Stoiber Open Source Developer at Thinkmill
What is your favorite Netlify feature?
Netlify
F-yeah :) - deploy previews!
Max Stoiber Open Source Developer at Thinkmill

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