What is Create React App?

Create React apps with no build configuration.
Create React App is a tool in the Javascript UI Libraries category of a tech stack.
Create React App is an open source tool with 68.7K GitHub stars and 15.6K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Create React App's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Create React App?

22 companies use Create React App in their tech stacks, including looseleaf, Gogo, and TOMIS.

62 developers use Create React App.

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Francisco Quintero
Francisco Quintero
Tech Lead at Dev As Pros · | 13 upvotes · 50.4K views
atDev As Pros
Create React App
Google Maps

For Etom, a side project. We wanted to test an idea for a future and bigger project.

What Etom does is searching places. Right now, it leverages the Google Maps API. For that, we found a React component that makes this integration easy because using Google Maps API is not possible via normal API requests.

You kind of need a map to work as a proxy between the software and Google Maps API.

We hate configuration(coming from Rails world) so also decided to use Create React App because setting up a React app, with all the toys, it's a hard job.

Thanks to all the people behind Create React App it's easier to start any React application.

We also chose a module called Reactstrap which is Bootstrap UI in React components.

An important thing in this side project(and in the bigger project plan) is to measure visitor through out the app. For that we researched and found that Keen was a good choice(very good free tier limits) and also it is very simple to setup and real simple to send data to

Slack and Trello are our defaults tools to comunicate ideas and discuss topics, so, no brainer using them as well for this project.

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John Barton
John Barton
Founder at Hecate · | 6 upvotes · 3.3K views
Create React App
Docker Compose

Docker Compose might have been a bit of overkill for a dev environment as a solo founder, but I'd found so much with past side projects (though this is no longer a side project) that I would frequently waste time every time I came back to work on the project getting my dev env sorted again.

Made the conscious choice to make a "prod-ish" docker-compose config up front to make sure that didn't bite me again.

Structured it so I have the following containers running

  • server - the Rails app in API style
  • client - the Create React App
  • ngrok - ngrok to receive webhooks in dev
  • db - PostgreSQL
  • queues - delayed_job worker
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Dan Fesp
Dan Fesp
at aliadoc.com · | 5 upvotes · 19.4K views
Visual Studio Code
Google Cloud Storage
Google App Engine
Cloud Functions for Firebase
Create React App

In #Aliadoc, we're exploring the crowdfunding option to get traction before launch. We are building a SaaS platform for website design customization.

For the Admin UI and website editor we use React and we're currently transitioning from a Create React App setup to a custom one because our needs have become more specific. We use CloudFlare as much as possible, it's a great service.

For routing dynamic resources and proxy tasks to feed websites to the editor we leverage CloudFlare Workers for improved responsiveness. We use Firebase for our hosting needs and user authentication while also using several Cloud Functions for Firebase to interact with other services along with Google App Engine and Google Cloud Storage, but also the Real Time Database is on the radar for collaborative website editing.

We generally hate configuration but honestly because of the stage of our project we lack resources for doing heavy sysops work. So we are basically just relying on Serverless technologies as much as we can to do all server side processing.

Visual Studio Code definitively makes programming a much easier and enjoyable task, we just love it. We combine it with Bitbucket for our source code control needs.

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Gordon Wintrob
Gordon Wintrob
at Newfront Insurance · | 4 upvotes · 11.4K views
Create React App

We needed a frontend framework for to make it easier to work with JavaScript. We chose Next.js since it maintains the flexibility of something like Create React App but gives some structure on how to organize the app similar to Ember.js.

Webpack and Babel are configured out of the box for #ServerSideRendering, #TreeShaking, and other nice #JS features.

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Shaun Persad
Shaun Persad
Maker at CommentBox.io · | 1 upvotes · 363 views
Create React App

We never have to worry about setting up Webpack and other tooling again. Create React App

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