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Learning React: Part 1

I recently decided to start learning React for a new project at my employer. I’m going to try to post some of my findings along the way with the hopes that someone will find them useful. First, starting with a good up to date template is important. Things move so fast at the bleeding edge, a template can die in just a couple months. I wanted something integrated with SailsJS since I recently learned that, liked it, and needed a simple back-end for this new project. Despite how long Sails has been out, there doesn’t seem to be an up to date generator/template for Sails + React.
Side note, a fellow developer recommended react-hot-boilerplate to start with. It doesn’t come with a server back-end like Sails but it does appear to be better maintained than the other templates.
I started messing around with sails-generate-reactjs. Starting out, I really liked it. However, the repository has not been updated for about 3 months now and the author does not seem to be active on it any longer. Thu…