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The fastest React.js Starter Template in the world
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amasad

If you've ever used React.js on Repl.it you probably know how painful it is -- it is slow to start up and the filewatching-updating cycle makes it buggy to code in.

I've been working on a super fast React.js template that feels native to Repl.it, that means:

  • starts up instantly
  • it's small and doesn't take up disk space quota (13mb vs 300mb)
  • hit run and it refreshes the webview
  • it compiles really quickly and works both in dev and prod the same

Here it is, let me know what you think

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Highwayman
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DynamicSquid

That should be the default profile pic :)

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HahaYes

hmmm isn't react usually really slow?

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amasad

@HahaYes yes but isn't this fast? ✌️

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HahaYes

@amasad yes... How did you do it?

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ArnavBansal

@HahaYes It makes use of esbuild, a javascript compiler written in Go https://github.com/evanw/esbuild

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HahaYes

whoa that is awesome

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HackermonDev

Does it work on nextjs? Plus I don't really see people ever make react projects on repl.it. we need more react projects

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amasad

@PDanielY I think because it kinda sucked. This will make it better.

It doesn't work on nextjs yet but I think they're working on it. I got in touch with them.

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HyunUm

so now does it [email protected]

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Codemonkey51

YAY

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alanchen12

Cool!

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programmeruser

As an alternative to this, you could create a regular HTML/CSS/JS repl with the React CDN links and htm.

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Omarkalali

i don't get it

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DSASumer

make one for PYTHON 🐍

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Coder100

react is javascript... @DSASumer

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MemeManHimself

oh my gosh its beautiful

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ChezCoder

yay! also can you make syntax highlighting for EJS?

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CodingCactus

@theangryepicbanana is working on highlighting, so I guess they could add that to their list if it isn't

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theangryepicbanana

@ChezCoder Should be out sometime this week hopefully!

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HackermonDev

@theangryepicbanana has this been added?

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theangryepicbanana

@PDanielY I think so

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ChezCoder

@theangryepicbanana @PDanielY yes, it is added, thank you @amasad!!!