Babel React Koa - Hot Universal Boilerplate
Create-React-App, Razzle, NextJS, etc... are fantastic alternatives!
The reason for Breko-hub is that it comes with some extras:
- test setup for integration on client and server
- test setup with additional helpers
- config management
- accessibility features on routing
- code splitting configuration
- configuration for linting
- it's not a framework, tool or library -- so everything is transparent!
- The community around the alternatives are much bigger!
- There's more exposed configuration
- The documentation is lacking because
- tomatau: "I might stop supporting it one day, although I don't intend to!"
- The alternatives have some very nice features!
- Quick setup universal SPAs
- Universal redux architecture
- Hot reloading of CSS-modules
- Fast server side hot updates
- Babel 7 codebase everywhere
- A comprehensive integration and unit test suite
- A lucid code-base
- Great debugging tools!
Breko-hub will only work on node version 6 and above as it is making use of Koa v2 along with polyfills for async/await syntax. To make it work on a lower version of node, the runtime compilation would need to be applied to koa and other node_modules.
Use the following commands to get started on your new app using breko-hub.
git clone --depth=1 [email protected]:tomatau/breko-hub.git <directory-name>
rm -rf .git
mv example.env .env
With the default
.env file, this will start your application in development mode on port 9001. It also provides a configuration for running the debugger with a useful console output.
Open a browser window at
You'll see example routes that demonstrate API calls and flash messages after redirects.
You can remove the example code for a cleaner starting point by running:
npm run remove-examples
This is a one time operation that can't be undone, it's also advised to run this before you start making any changes as it will hard replace some
There is also a new blog that documents some of the techniques used in breko-hub. The blog was also created using breko-hub as a starting point.
Breko hub uses the following libraries at its core:
- webpack - A module bundler.
- webpack-isomorphic-tools - Library for isomorphic rendering.
- koa - A lightweight server framework.
- koa-router - Router middleware for koa.
- socket.io - A node engine for WebSocket communication.
- redux-via-socket.io - An adapter for sharing redux actions over WebSockets.
- react - A library for building interfaces.
- redux - A library for state management.
- react-router - A routing library for React.
- connected-react-router - Binding between react-router and redux.
- redux-saga - Side effect management for redux.
- reselect - A library for creating state selectors.
- redux-promise-middleware - A redux middleware for creating asynchronous actions.
- lodash - A popular modular utility library.
- ramda - A modular utility library focused on functional programming.
- SCSS - A popular CSS preprocessor.
- css-modules - A build step for modular, local scoped CSS management.
npm run start [-- --open]
Builds and serves app with hot reloading and debugging support.
Build client-side app
Change your NODE_ENV to "production", you can do this is
.env file or your hosted environment.
npm run build
Creates bundles and assets into
./src/static directory. Reads
.env but always uses production Webpack configuration.
Start the server in production
Set the NODE_ENV flag to production in your
Expects bundles and assets to exist in the
./src/static directory. Runs the server in production mode.
Unit test single run
npm run test:unit
Runs the test suite in a node environment through mocha, once.
integration tests run
npm run test:int
Runs integration tests inside
npm run lint:js
npm run lint:styles
sass-lint.yml for linting configurations.
npm run coverage
npm run coverage:check
.istanbul.yml for thresholds in check.
Unit test development server (BROKEN)
npm run test:server
Start a test server using Mocha and Webpack-middleware. Provides a browser based testing environment. Loading tests from within
./src where extension is
Change anything you want! It's all exposed and for you! <3
There's a starting docker images you can use to get going. You'll probably wanr to modify the Dockerfile to your needs.
# production image built with assets
$ docker build --compress -t your-username/your-app-name .
# runs `npm start` with port at 9001
$ docker run -p 9001:9001 your-username/your-app-name