The application for this chapter will be built from scratch and uses assets that can be found on GitHub at https://github.com/PacktPublishing/React-Projects/tree/ch1-assets. These assets should be downloaded to your computer so that you can use them later on in this chapter. The complete code for this chapter can be found on GitHub as well: https://github.com/PacktPublishing/React-Projects/tree/ch1.
For applications that are created in this book, you'll need to have at least Node.js v10.16.3 installed on your machine so that you can run npm commands. If you haven't installed Node.js on your machine, please go to https://nodejs.org/en/download/, where you can find the download instructions for macOS, Windows, and Linux.
After installing Node.js, run the following commands in your command line to check the installed versions:
- For Node.js (should be v10.16.3 or higher):
- For npm (should be v6.9.0 or higher):
Also, you should have installed the React Developer Tools plugin (for Chrome and Firefox) and added it to your browser. This plugin can be installed from the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore) or Firefox Addons (https://addons.mozilla.org).