How to Install ReactJS in Ubuntu
1. Install NPM
Open terminal and run the following command to install NPM.
$ sudo apt install npm
Check NPM version
$ sudo npm -v 6.14.2
NPM will also install NodeJS a web server and development platform for JS applications. You can check its version with the following command.
$ sudo node -v
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2. Install create-react-app utility
create-react-app utility that allows you to install and setup all necessary tools required to develop ReactJS applications. Run the following command to install this utility.
$ sudo npm -g install create-react-app
After its installation, you check its version using the following command.
$ create-react-app --version
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3. Create & Launch Your First ReactJS Application
It is very easy to create & launch an app in ReactJS. Just run the following command to create your first ReactJS app sample-app. You can change its name as per your requirement.
$ create-react-app sample-app
It takes 2-3 minutes to create the application, with all its dependencies. Once the application is created you will see the following message
Success! Created sample-app at /home/ubuntu/sample-app ...
To run the application, go to the directory.
$ cd /home/ubuntu/sample-app
and run the command
$ sudo npm start
You will see the following output.
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4. Test your application
ReactJS application runs on port 3000. Open web browser and go to http://server-ip:3000
You will see the following screen.
In this article, we have learnt how to install ReactJS in Ubuntu.
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