Creating and running a React app
Now that we have Node.js and our code editor installed, we are ready to create our first React.js app. We will use the Vite frontend tool (https://vitejs.dev/) for this. There are excellent React frameworks available, like Next.js or Remix, that can be used as well, but Vite is a good option to learn React basics. Vite provides a really fast development server, and you don’t have to do any complex configuration to start coding.
In the past, Create React App (CRA) was the most popular tool for creating React projects, but its usage has decreased, and it is no longer recommended by official documentation. Vite offers many advantages over CRA (such as its faster development server).
We are using Vite version 4.3 in this book. You should verify the commands against the Vite documentation if you are using some other version. Also, check the Node.js version requirements, and upgrade your Node.js installation if your package manager...