General client codebase structure of the React Convention™


We will focus on the client-side explanation for now, so let's discuss the "src" directory that has following structure:

├── bin                      # Build/Start scripts
├── config                   # Project and build configurations
├── public                   # Static public assets (not imported anywhere in source code)
├── server                   # Express application that provides webpack middleware
│   └── main.js              # Server application entry point
├── src                      # Application source code
│   ├── index.html           # Main HTML page container for app
│   ├── main.js              # Application bootstrap and rendering
│   ├── components           # Global Reusable Presentational Components
│   ├── containers           # Global Reusable Container Components
│   ├── layouts              # Components that dictate major page structure
│   │   └── CoreLayout.js    # CoreLayout which receives children for each route
│   │   └── CoreLayout.scss  # Styles related to the CoreLayout
│   │   └── index.js         # Main file for layout
│   ├── routes               # Main route definitions and async split points
│   │   ├── index.js         # Bootstrap main application routes with store
│   │   ├── Home             # Fractal route
│   │   │   ├── index.js     # Route definitions and async split points
│   │   │   ├── assets       # Assets required to render components
│   │   │   ├── components   # Presentational React Components
│   │   │   └── routes **    # Fractal sub-routes (** optional)
│   │   └── Counter          # Fractal route
│   │       ├── index.js     # Counter route definition
│   │       ├── container    # Connect components to actions and store
│   │       ├── modules      # Collections of reducers/constants/actions
│   │       └── routes **    # Fractal sub-routes (** optional)
│   ├── store                # Redux-specific pieces
│   │   ├── createStore.js   # Create and instrument redux store
│   │   └── reducers.js      # Reducer registry and injection
│   └── styles               # Application-wide styles (generally settings)
└── tests                    # Unit tests

If you have experience working on any FLUX or redux projects, then the project structure should be quite familiar to you. You will learn all the things located in that project step-by-step (bottom-up approach).

Don't worry if you don't get the structure so far, you will ramp up with knowledge about it during the following instructions. We will also explain each step so you will learn by doing.

Let's start with implementing a new route called "DASHBOARD".

Have you cloned the repo to your local machine? Great, now you can follow the steps below.

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