Toolkit for building scalable web applications with React, Redux and React-router
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πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Introducing Rekit Studio: a real IDE for React and Redux development

Rekit is a toolkit for building scalable web applications with React, Redux and React-router. It's an all-in-one solution for creating modern React apps.

It helps you focus on business logic rather than dealing with massive libraries, patterns, configurations etc.

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Rekit creates apps using an opinionated folder and code structure. It's designed to be scalable, testable and maintainable by using feature oriented architecture, one action per file pattern. This ensures application logic is well grouped and decoupled.

Besides creating apps, Rekit provides powerful tools for managing the project:

  1. Rekit Studio: the real IDE for React, Redux development.
  2. Command line tools: besides Rekit Studio, you can use command line tools to create/rename/move/delete project elements like components, actions etc. It has better support for Rekit plugin system.

Below is a quick demo video of how Rekit works:

Rekit Demo

The demo contains two parts, which are examples in Redux's official website:

  1. Create a simple counter in 1 minute!
  2. Show the latest reactjs topics on Reddit using async actions.

Live Demo

You can also see the live demo at:


npm install -g rekit

This will install a global command rekit to the system. Rekit is developed and tested on npm 3+ and node 6+, so this is the prerequisite for using Rekit.


Create a new application

rekit create <app-name> [--sass] [--clean]

This will create a new app named app-name in the current directory. The --sass flag allows to use sass instead of default less as the CSS transpiler. The --clean flag is used to create a clean app without any sample code. After creating the app, you need to install dependencies and start the dev server:

cd app-name
npm install
npm start

It then starts three lightweight express servers by default:

  1. Wepback dev server: http://localhost:6075. This is the dev server your application is running on.
  2. Rekit Studio: http://localhost:6076. The IDE for Rekit projects.
  3. Build result test server: http://localhost:6077. This is the server for verifying the build result before deploying to production server.

To change the ports dev-servers running on, edit the rekit section in package.json:

  "rekit": {
    "devPort": 6075,
    "studioPort": 6076,
    "buildPort": 6077,


This repo contains multiple packages managed by yarn workspaces.

Packages Description
rekit-core Provide core APIs such as create components, rename actions, etc...
rekit The CLI wrapper of rekit-core, and create apps by clone repo from rekit-boilerplate
rekit-studio Dedicated IDE for Rekit development, uses rekit-core to manage project too.
rekit-plugin-redux-saga Use redux-saga instead of redux-thunk for async actions.
rekit-plugin-selector Support selectors by Rekit cli.

Key Features

  • It's production-ready but not a starter kit.
  • Zero additional configuration needed after creating an app.
  • Dedicated IDE for Rekit development.
  • Command line tools to manage actions, reducers, components and pages.
  • Embed build script and test server for the build result.
  • Use Webpack 3 for bundling.
  • Use Babel for ES2015(ES6)+ support.
  • Use React hot loader for hot module replacement.
  • Use Redux for application state management.
  • Use React-router for routing and it's configured with Redux reducer.
  • Use Webpack dll plugin to improve dev-time build performance.
  • Use Less or Sass as CSS transpilers.
  • Use mocha, enzyme for testing.
  • Use istanbul for testing coverage report.
  • Support Redux dev tools.
  • Proxy to API in DEV like create-react-app. e.g. fetch(/api/<your path>)