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Awesome React Boilerplates

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Awesome React starter kits to kick your app development into high gear.

Not interested in reinventing the wheel? Neither am I. Here’s a short list of awesome boilerplates – sometimes called starter kits or seeds – for getting your React applications off the ground in a hurry.

These boilerplates weren’t taken from any list, however awesome it might be. Rather, they’ve gained enough mindshare to find me outside The Stream.

So without further ado…

Lumpen Radio

React Native iOS app for WLPN-LP 105.5 Chicago.

:: CocoaPods / Swift / Objective-C / React / Flux / Babel / Webpack / Test Flight

iOS app built without recompense for the charity of Public Media Institute in 2015. One of the very first React Native apps to be accepted to the Apple App Store and selected for Facebook’s React Native Showcase in 2015-2016.

Awesome React Components

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Hand-picked components and libraries to help you build your next hot app.

One of the best parts of building with React is discovering new and awesome open source components to use. Rather than just throwing the kitchen sink at you, here’s a short list of React components and libraries I feel are truly awesome.

Reflecting on React Native development

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Tips to help you get your app delivered to production faster.

I’d originally planned to make this a tutorial on how to build a React Native app. But to give it justice I'm doing a Webcast. Instead, what I’ll share with you here are some of my top takeaways from building my first iOS app with React Native. These are coming from the viewpoint of an experienced Web developer building a native app for the first time. Things I wish I’d known earlier kinda stuff. So without further ado…

React Native Webpack Starter Kit

Build your React Native app with Webpack and Babel.

:: Docker / Webpack / React / React Native / Babel / ES2015

Starter Kit developed to add a Webpack asset pipeline to early versions of React Native winning more than 888 stargazers while still hosted on GitHub. Used to simplify the development workflow of early versions of React Native, making it possible to develop applications cross-platform – unsupported at the time.

I created this originally to help me build the React Native iOS app for Lumpen Radio, a non-profit radio station in Chicago and the first in the world to broadcast both over LPFM, Web and iOS using the React Native Lumpen Radio app.

React Resources

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Awesome list containing resources for React development.

React’s been getting pretty hot lately. So hot even Yehuda Katz is looking for a good tutorial. And while I’m not a big fan of huge resource lists (and this one definitely fits that bill), ~7K stargazers can’t be wrong.