Using WebRTC and React to build a basic chat server

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In this article, we’re going to look at how to use WebRTC to relay chat messages between browsers in a React application. Last time we learned how to store and handle data in a React app. If you’ve just looking to learn about React and WebRTC, you should be able to follow this without reading the previous entries in the …

Getting started with npm and Browserify in a React project

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This is the second article in a series where we build a Slack-style chat app with React. So far, in the previous article, we’ve built a simple prototype. We want to start adding features to it – such as actually supporting multiple people chatting – but before we do that, let’s set up some tools. npm and Browserify are useful …

Learning React basics and building a basic application prototype

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This is the first part in a series of articles, where we’ll be using React to build a Slack-style chat application. In this article, we’ll start by building a basic prototype. We’ll start by learning about React components and JSX. While doing that, we’ll also look at the basics of building React applications.

Getting started with React the easy way

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There’s a lot of talk lately about how it’s hard to get started with JavaScript libraries like React. You need ES6, you need Babel, you need this, you need that. If all you want is to try a library, there’s tons of technobabble getting in your way, sometimes involving so many steps it’s easier to just go and do something …