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Create a "my first React app" tutorial for Toolforge
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React seems to be so popular these days and choice of many developers! Two of our GSoC developers expressed the challenges they faced due to lack of documentation around hosting a React app in Toolforge: https://discourse-mediawiki.wmflabs.org/t/help-to-host-react-apps-in-toolforge/1411/17. I'm wondering if a tutorial similar to the ones listed in the See also section below would make sense or help.

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptSep 3 2019, 10:47 PM

@Rammanojpotla documented the steps (link coming soon!) followed to host WikiContrib (a React app) on Toolforge.

If a tutorial on this topic makes sense, then it could be made a Google-Code-in-2019 task!

I think this would be in line with ongoing documentation improvements to Toolforge.

A related task would be looking for gaps in tutorials and creating Phab tasks or stubs for them, or gathering real developer stories/experience as examples (this is an ask that comes up frequently).

The "how-to" page could use many more examples: https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Toolforge/How_to

@Rammanojpotla documented the steps (link coming soon!) followed to host WikiContrib (a React app) on Toolforge.
If a tutorial on this topic makes sense, then it could be made a Google-Code-in-2019 task!

@srishakatux The document is currently hosted here. If this task is included in Google-Code-in-2019, I would like to mentor this :)