Set up a React project for a Shopping Cart using Vite – Part 1
Welcome to the exciting journey of creating a sleek and efficient Shopping Cart React application! In this first part, we’ll kick things off by setting up our project using Vite, a lightning-fast build tool. Get ready to embark on a coding adventure that will lead us to a fully functional e-commerce platform.
Vite is not your average build tool. It’s fast, incredibly fast! With its ability to handle React applications seamlessly, Vite provides a quick and efficient development environment, making it the perfect choice for our Shopping Cart project.
Setting Up React Project with Vite
You will find the version of the following packages in React application.
1. Create a Vite Project
Open your terminal and run the following command to create our React project using Vite.
npm create vite@latest shopping-cart
Now, locate the ‘Select Framework’ option as illustrated in the image below. Choose ‘React’ from the available list.
2. Navigate to the Project
Move into your project directory.
3. Install Dependencies
Install the project dependencies:
4. Run the Development Server
Start the development server to see your project in action:
npm run dev
Now, open your browser and go to the local link. You should see the default Vite welcome screen, signaling that your project is up and running!
Congratulations! You’ve successfully set up your React project using Vite. This is the first step in building our Shopping Cart application, and there’s plenty more excitement ahead. Stay tuned for the next parts of this series, where we’ll delve into styling, project structure, and crafting the various components that will bring our Shopping Cart to life.
Remember, every line of code is a step closer to creating something awesome. Happy coding!
“Vite makes setting up a React project feel like a breeze. Get ready for an epic coding journey!”