How to get started with React js in ES6

Note: This post is outdated, here is an updated post

In this post I will give you a simple set up or boilerplate for starting a React project in ES6. This boilerplate is not meant to be used for professional stuff. Use it to get started and then you can structure it in a better way.

If you are just looking to get started up with ES6, you can take a look at my previous post.

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How to Use Javascript 6 (ES6) Right Now Including ‘Import’

Note: This post is outdated because Babel changed the way it works. Please read this updated tutorial to start writing ES6 apps.

So you want to use the new Javascript, most popularily denoted as ES6 (ECMAScript version 6)? Why wouldn’t you, it has all these neat features like actual classes with constructors, arrow functions, blockscoping, etc…

If you’re writing Javascript on the back-end with io.js (Nodejs cooler and younger brother) this is already possible out of the bat. If you want ES6 on the front end though, you will need to use some magic which I will show in this post.

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Tutorial – How to use Livereload with Nodemon in Gulp to Automatically Reload your Browser and Restart your App

Task runners are a wonderful thing to have once they are operational . But sometimes they might not be so easy to set up. In this post I want to focus on using two plugins that really speed up your workflow when developing both on the back end and the front end. I will be using a basic Node(Express) example to show case.

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Task Runners, A comparison between Grunt, Gulp, Broccoli and Mimosa

Note: This article was written and researched in January 2015, but I just got around to publishing it today (April 5th, 2015).

Task Runners make your life easier when developing for the front-end by automating tasks. Except for when you have to configure them for the first time. Try not to lose your sanity.

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