Laravel v5.8 + ReactJS – Installation

Laravel v5.

8 + ReactJS – InstallationSteve CliftonBlockedUnblockFollowFollowingMay 18Here is a real simple guide to creating a Laravel/React app, and getting the page loaded in no time.

This is part of a series of stories I am writing, which will set the basis for a simple CRUD app.

Assumptions: You need to have a few things already installed.

composer, nodejs, npm, mysql/php (can be installed using brew, and this guide), laravel just to start…Create a new Laravel App$ laravel new AppName$ cd AppNameSetup Laravel for ReactIn the Laravel docs, we have the capability to switch out the default Vue scaffolding and replace it with what we need to use React, so lets do that now.

$ php artisan preset react# Now initialise our setup$ npm install$ npm run devHomepageWe need to trim the default bloat out and replace it with a simple setup to get our React app working.

It is important that we add the CSRF token into our head, so our requests can be validated later on.

Our main page should look something like thisviews/welcome.


php<!doctype html><html lang="{{ str_replace('_', '-', app()->getLocale()) }}"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1"> <title>Example Site</title> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/app.

css"> <meta name="csrf-token" content="{{ csrf_token() }}"> </head> <body> <div id="example"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="js/app.

js"></script> </body></html>Example.

jsLets remove the default bloat, and add a classic Hello (React) World!After this, we will need to run the npm run dev command to recompile our assets.

$ npm run devCreate the new databaseSince I am using MySQL, the commands go something like$ mysql -uroot -p1234mysql > create database AppName;# Query OK, 1 row affected (0.

00 sec)mysql > exit;.

envUpdate the .

env to use the correct details for the database config.

At minimum.

DB_DATABASE=AppNameDB_USERNAME=rootDB_PASSWORD=1234Laravel AuthenticationLaravel makes it super easier to get our user authentication and related pages setup, lets use artisan to get this done$ php artisan make:authBefore migratingAs I am running MySQL 5.

6, I needed to update my AppServiceProvider.

php to include the Schema::defaultStringLength(191); and namespace.

If you are running MySQL5.

7 (or another database), you can skip this stepMigrating$ php artisan migrateLets check out our site$ php artisan serve# Laravel development server started: <http://127.



1:8001>For continued compiling of our assets, use this command in another terminal (leave the one with artisan serve open too, otherwise requests got nowhere to go) ????$ npm run watchAnd there we have it!In less time than it takes to make a coffee, we have a database-connected Laravel/React app booted up and ready to Build something amazing (line taken from Laravel initiation sequence) ????.

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