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    Set up React apps with zero configuration in two minutes

    The React team has an official Command Line Interface (CLI) for building React projects called "Create React App"; in this lesson, we show how to use this tool to quickly set up new projects using the create-react-app {project-name} command. We then use the npm scripts that are provided: npm start to develop, npm run build to ship, and npm run eject to opt out of the abstracted tooling.

    The benefits of this tool are:

    • It's officially maintained by the React team; this means best practices out of the box
    • Zero config, one dependency
    • Config is abstracted so React team can make improvements under the hood and you get the new goodness for free
    • Clean command line output for errors
    • You can "eject" at any time if needed
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