React project file size

React project file size
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#1

I have started using a local environment to build some react projects.

I have noticed that the folder where I installed my project is >70mb and >17,000 files. Is this normal?

These are my dependencies, and I was following this guide to set up my project:

  "author": "",
  "license": "ISC",
  "dependencies": {
    "react": "^16.4.2",
    "react-dom": "^16.4.2"
  },
  "devDependencies": {
    "babel-core": "^6.26.3",
    "babel-loader": "^7.1.5",
    "babel-preset-react": "^6.24.1",
    "css-loader": "^1.0.0",
    "html-webpack-plugin": "^3.2.0",
    "style-loader": "^0.22.1",
    "webpack": "^4.16.5",
    "webpack-cli": "^3.1.0",
    "webpack-dev-server": "^3.1.5"
  }
}

#2

Follow up question, since the project size is so large, how would I share this project with someone else if they want to test it?

Do I send them everything?
or just the html, css, javascript, package.json and then let them install all the dependencies?


#3

Before uploading,
you delete the folder node_modules and write into your readme file,
that users have to run npm install after downloading.


#4

Ok thanks.

And I assume that i should also add all the dependencies that need to be installed to the readme?


#5

No, that what package.json is for, you should generally never need to do this manually.


#6

So when the user runs or builds the project it will automatically download all the dependencies that are in the package.json?


#8

When you run npm install, it will look at anything listed in “dependencies” and “devDependencies” in the package.json and download whatever matches from NPM


#9

nice one. thank you very much