Setting Up Your React Dev Environment Easily

The last major new topic we’re going to look at is less about React and more about setting up your development environment to build a React app. Until now, we’ve been building our React apps by including a few script files:

These script files not only loaded the React libraries, but they also loaded Babel to help our browser do what needs to be done when encountering bizarre things like JSX (Figure 13.1):

Figure 13.1 What our ...

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