So I am trying to build the voting app. I have watched and read several tutorials, and I feel stuck at this stage.
I would like to use what we have learned in this curriculum to build the app : React, Express. I figured I would also use webpack.
I would like to build the app from scratch too, on my laptop, rather than on C9, as I assume in the real world, you don’t use C9.
And, it seems it’s incredibly complicated to build a JS FS app. I understood I may need to build 2 webpack configs : 1 for my React frontend code, one for the server. But I don’t get how those 2 work together.
So, if I understood correctly, you need to use webpack hot middleware, then react transform, then create a babelrc config file (which I don’t understand what they are for), maybe some other tools that I haven’t got yet.
IDK, it looks like a huge mess. At this point, I feel a bit lost, I don’t know where to get started. Every tutorial seems to have a different approach. Many of them seem outdated.
Would you kindly have any tips/links to point me to so I know where to start ?
My main issue is not how to build the frontend. Neither how to build the server or DB. It is how to combine all these (frontend code with server side code).