WebApp boilerplate with React JS and Flask API

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You can update the styles/index.scss or create new .scss files inside styles/ and import them into your current scss or js files depending on your needs.


Add more files into your ./src/js/components or styles folder as you need them and import them into your current files as needed.

?Note: There is an example using the Context API inside views/demo.js;

Views (Components)

Add more files into your ./src/js/views and import them in ./src/js/layout.jsx.


This boilerplate comes with a centralized general Context API. The file ./src/js/store/flux.js has a base structure for the store, we encourage you to change it and adapt it to your needs.

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The Provider is already set. You can consume from any component using the useContext hook to get the store and actions from the Context. Check /views/demo.js to see a demo.

import { Context } from "../store/appContext";
const MyComponentSuper = () => {
    //here you use useContext to get store and actions
    const { store, actions } = useContext(Context);
    return <div>{/* you can use your actions or store inside the html */}</div>;

Back-End Manual Installation:

It is recomended to install the backend first, make sure you have Python 3.8, Pipenv and a database engine (Posgress recomended)

  1. Install the python packages: $ pipenv install
  2. Create a .env file based on the .env.example: $ cp .env.example .env
  3. Install your database engine and create your database, depending on your database you have to create a DATABASE_URL variable with one of the possible values, make sure yo replace the valudes with your database information:
SQLite sqlite:////test.db
MySQL mysql://username:password@localhost:port/example
Postgress postgres://username:password@localhost:5432/example
  1. Migrate the migrations: $ pipenv run migrate (skip if you have not made changes to the models on the ./src/api/models.py)
  2. Run the migrations: $ pipenv run upgrade
  3. Run the application: $ pipenv run start

Backend Populate Table Users

To insert test users in the database execute the following command:

$ flask insert-test-users 5

And you will see the following message:

  Creating test users
  [email protected] created.
  [email protected] created.
  [email protected] created.
  [email protected] created.
  [email protected] created.
  Users created successfully!

To update with all yours tables you can edit the file app.py and go to the line 80 to insert the code to populate others tables

Front-End Manual Installation:

  • Make sure you are using node version 14+ and that you have already successfully installed and runned the backend.
  1. Install the packages: $ npm install
  2. Start coding! start the webpack dev server $ npm run start

Publish your website!

This boilerplate it’s 100% integrated with Herkou, just by pushing your changes to the heroku repository it will deploy: $ git push heroku main

	// "prettier-webpack-plugin": "^1.2.0",

“dotenv-webpack”: “^1.7.0”, “friendly-errors-webpack-plugin”: “^1.7.0”,


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