It will take you longer to make a hot drink that it will to create a new React application and host it in the cloud…
…OK. Well maybe thats asking for abit too much, but once you get passed the setup required, you can create and host your React application within seconds!
Before you run and put the kettle on lets take a look at some ground work you will need to setup first.
Run the following to get both installed on your machine.
npm install -g create-react-app now
NOTE: This command will install
now cli globally as npm package. Another (or suggested) approach is to install Now Desktop to ensure automatic updates of now cli.
Once your install has completed its time to create our new React application.
Go turn on the kettle.
Hopefully by the time its boiled our website will be ready and hosted in the cloud.
Setting up your project
First thing we do is create our new application.
Great. We have setup our new project and got the basics in place.
Time to host our application somewhere…
Authenticate & Host your application
Next thing we want to do is use
now to host our application. Run these commands inside your
cd my-app npm build cd build/ now
You might need to sign in with your email to deploy your application using now.
Now will run and host your application.
Once you are authenticated (you may need to provide and authenticate your email) your application has successfully deployed you will be given a url in the command prompt which might look something like this https://build-lrgvixfeev.now.sh.
Click on your url, and you can now view your application running in the cloud.
Thats a wrap - Time for a hot drink
Thats it we are done.
We have created a new React application and hosted it using now’s real time and immutable deployments.
Hopefully your kettle has now boiled and you can make yourself that refreshing hot drink.
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