Learning Webpack with React and ES6

When I create a React/ES6 app, I reach for my tool of choice – browserify. However, that has certain issues – things that I am certain I can work around if I try, but I’m spending all my time in the tooling. I want to write the application – not the tools. A lot of…

Reduce the size of your Browserified React applications

I’ve been using React for most of my browser-side applications recently. The recommended approach here is to use Browserify to bundle your application. You create ES6 modular components, then bundle them all with React for your application. Let’s take a small application. I’ve got a basic bootstrap component called app.jsx: This includes the React libraries…

Web Dev Tools 101: Modules (Part 2)

Hopefully by now, you’ve settled on a module format. If you haven’t, then please read my prior article for some information on that topic. You cannot select a module loader unless you know what sort of modules you are writing. If you want the short version: ECMAScript 6 – use the babel-core engine to compile…