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Create React App vs React.js Boilerplate: What are the differences?

What is Create React App? Create React apps with no build configuration. Create React apps with no build configuration.

What is React.js Boilerplate? 馃敟 Quick setup for performance orientated, offline-first React.js apps. Quick setup for new performance orientated, offline鈥揻irst React.js applications featuring Redux, hot鈥搑eloading, PostCSS, react-router, ServiceWorker, AppCache, FontFaceObserver and Mocha.

Create React App and React.js Boilerplate can be primarily classified as "Javascript UI Libraries" tools.

Create React App and React.js Boilerplate are both open source tools. Create React App with 69.3K GitHub stars and 15.8K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than React.js Boilerplate with 22.9K GitHub stars and 4.59K GitHub forks.

What is Create React App?

Create React apps with no build configuration.

What is React.js Boilerplate?

Quick setup for new performance orientated, offline鈥揻irst React.js applications featuring Redux, hot鈥搑eloading, PostCSS, react-router, ServiceWorker, AppCache, FontFaceObserver and Mocha.
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      What are some alternatives to Create React App and React.js Boilerplate?
      Next.js
      Next.js is a minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications.
      Create React Native App
      Create React Native App allows you to work with all of the Components and APIs in React Native, as well as most of the JavaScript APIs that the Expo App provides.
      Expo
      Exponent lets web developers build truly native apps that work across both iOS and Android by writing them once in just JavaScript.
      Brunch
      Brunch is an assembler for HTML5 applications. It's agnostic to frameworks, libraries, programming, stylesheet & templating languages and backend technology.
      React Native
      React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native.
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      Decisions about Create React App and React.js Boilerplate
      Francisco Quintero
      Francisco Quintero
      Tech Lead at Dev As Pros | 13 upvotes 191.7K views
      atDev As ProsDev As Pros
      Google Maps
      Google Maps
      React
      React
      Create React App
      Create React App
      Bootstrap
      Bootstrap
      Keen
      Keen
      Slack
      Slack
      Trello
      Trello

      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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      Aliadoc Team
      Aliadoc Team
      at aliadoc.com | 5 upvotes 128.8K views
      atAliadocAliadoc
      React
      React
      Create React App
      Create React App
      CloudFlare
      CloudFlare
      Firebase
      Firebase
      Cloud Functions for Firebase
      Cloud Functions for Firebase
      Google App Engine
      Google App Engine
      Google Cloud Storage
      Google Cloud Storage
      Serverless
      Serverless
      Visual Studio Code
      Visual Studio Code
      Bitbucket
      Bitbucket
      #Aliadoc

      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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      Adebayo Akinlaja
      Adebayo Akinlaja
      Engineering Manager at Andela | 13 upvotes 41.5K views
      React
      React
      Material-UI
      Material-UI
      Evergreen
      Evergreen
      TypeScript
      TypeScript
      Material Kit
      Material Kit
      Create React App
      Create React App
      Bit
      Bit

      I picked up an idea to develop and it was no brainer I had to go with React for the frontend. I was faced with challenges when it came to what component framework to use. I had worked extensively with Material-UI but I needed something different that would offer me wider range of well customized components (I became pretty slow at styling). I brought in Evergreen after several sampling and reads online but again, after several prototype development against Evergreen鈥攕ince I was using TypeScript and I had to import custom Type, it felt exhaustive. After I validated Evergreen with the designs of the idea I was developing, I also noticed I might have to do a lot of styling. I later stumbled on Material Kit, the one specifically made for React . It was promising with beautifully crafted components, most of which fits into the designs pages I had on ground.

      A major problem of Material Kit for me is it isn't written in TypeScript and there isn't any plans to support its TypeScript version. I rolled up my sleeve and started converting their components to TypeScript and if you'll ask me, I am still on it.

      In summary, I used the Create React App with TypeScript support and I am spending some time converting Material Kit to TypeScript before I start developing against it. All of these components are going to be hosted on Bit.

      If you feel I am crazy or I have gotten something wrong, I'll be willing to listen to your opinion. Also, if you want to have a share of whatever TypeScript version of Material Kit I end up coming up with, let me know.

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      CommentBox.io uses Create React AppCreate React App

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

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