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React in 20 minutes

jwp profile image John Peters Updated on ・1 min read

Developers new to react can take these steps to get started.


  • Install Visual Studio Code (VSC)
  • Install Node

Get Going

  • Create a folder named "source"
  • Open VSC to that folder.
  • In VSC click on Terminal then New Terminal
  • Type this in the new terminal to install react:

npm i react
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  • Create a react project, from the terminal.
 npx create-react-app my-app
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This command says "from the node_modules folder (npx), call the command 'create-react-app' and name the project my-app.

  • In VSC type in File/Open Folder and select the folder my-app.

The project should look like this:

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  • Start the application:

npm run start

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That's it, Congratulations! for installing and seeing your first react application.

This is what the App.js file contains:

import logo from './logo.svg';
import './App.css';

function App() {
  return (
    <div className="App">
      <header className="App-header">
        <img src={logo} className="App-logo" alt="logo" />
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export default App;

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