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React 16 Tooling by Adam Boduch

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Essential tools

There are some React tools that you simply can't live without. For example, browsers don't understand JSX syntax, so this needs to be compiled to JavaScript. As you write code, you'll want to lint it to make sure that basic mistakes aren't missed, and you'll want to run your unit tests. If you try hard enough, you might be able to get by without these tools. But that's the thing—you would spend more effort not using a given tool than to simply embrace it.

As a starting point, find the minimal set of React tools that allow you to make progress. Once your progress noticeably slows, it's time to consider introducing additional tools.

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