React framework with server render for blazing fast page load and seamless transitions between pages in the browser.
Just getting started with
The easiest way to get started is with our yeoman generator:
# install yeoman npm install -g yo # install the react-server generator npm install -g generator-react-server # make a new react-server project in the CURRENT directory yo react-server # run the new app npm run start # go to http://localhost:3000
That hooks you up with
react-server-cli, which will take care of the server part and get you up and running right away.
One of the great things about React is its support for server-side rendering, which can make sites show up faster for users and play better with search engine bots.
However, when you actually try to use React for server-side rendering, you quickly run into a bunch of practical problems, such as:
- How should I load data on the server for my components?
- How do I ensure that the client and the server load the same data and generate the same HTML markup?
- How do I write code that can be both generated server-side and be part of a single-page application (SPA)?
- How do I find out about and follow performance best practices?
- How do I ensure that my site is streamed to the browser as quickly as humanly possible?
- How can I make my app resilient when my backend has high latency spikes?
react-server is a framework designed to make universal (née isomorphic) React easier to write, providing standard answers for these questions and more. When you write your app for
react-server, you concentrate on your React components, and
react-server takes care of everything else that's needed to run and deploy real React server-rendered apps. Under the hood,
react-server is doing a bunch of clever optimizations, many borrowed from the ideas behind Facebook's Big Pipe, to make sure that your site shows up as quickly as humanly possible for your users.
Migrating from react-server 0.8.1 to 1.0.0
This release is a major, potentially breaking, change which upgrades react-server's dependencies from webpack 1.x to webpack 4.x, and babel 6.x to babel 7.x.
If using default react-server configuration, you should be able to update to 1.0.0 without issue. However, if you have extended the default react-server webpack config using the
webpackConfig option, you may need to update your webpack configuration options to match Webpack 4.x Documentation.
Note: If you are having trouble loading css bundles in
mode = production, try switching from
require() syntax. https://github.com/webpack-contrib/mini-css-extract-plugin/issues/27
Want to help?
Great! There's a lot to do! See the contributing guide to get started.