Javascript Tutorial: How to set up Gulp for Developing ES2015 React v0.14+ Applications with Babelify & Browserify

I want to dedicate a post to show you how to set up Gulp and in particular, a set up for React v0.14 and up. I also focus on doing this in ES2015 (ECMAScript 6 or ES6). I have seen countless threads of people having trouble getting over this initial but important phase.

If you are looking to set up react with webpack, have a look at a detailed post I wrote on react + webpack. It includes things like hot module replacement.

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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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