Deploy React Application To Firebase Using GitHub Actions

In this video we’ll set up a GitHub Actions CI pipeline that will deploy our React application to Firebase Hosting


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Deploy React Application To Firebase Using GitHub Actions
Autumn  Blick

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How native is React Native? | React Native vs Native App Development

If you are undertaking a mobile app development for your start-up or enterprise, you are likely wondering whether to use React Native. As a popular development framework, React Native helps you to develop near-native mobile apps. However, you are probably also wondering how close you can get to a native app by using React Native. How native is React Native?

In the article, we discuss the similarities between native mobile development and development using React Native. We also touch upon where they differ and how to bridge the gaps. Read on.

A brief introduction to React Native

Let’s briefly set the context first. We will briefly touch upon what React Native is and how it differs from earlier hybrid frameworks.

React Native is a popular JavaScript framework that Facebook has created. You can use this open-source framework to code natively rendering Android and iOS mobile apps. You can use it to develop web apps too.

Facebook has developed React Native based on React, its JavaScript library. The first release of React Native came in March 2015. At the time of writing this article, the latest stable release of React Native is 0.62.0, and it was released in March 2020.

Although relatively new, React Native has acquired a high degree of popularity. The “Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019” report identifies it as the 8th most loved framework. Facebook, Walmart, and Bloomberg are some of the top companies that use React Native.

The popularity of React Native comes from its advantages. Some of its advantages are as follows:

  • Performance: It delivers optimal performance.
  • Cross-platform development: You can develop both Android and iOS apps with it. The reuse of code expedites development and reduces costs.
  • UI design: React Native enables you to design simple and responsive UI for your mobile app.
  • 3rd party plugins: This framework supports 3rd party plugins.
  • Developer community: A vibrant community of developers support React Native.

Why React Native is fundamentally different from earlier hybrid frameworks

Are you wondering whether React Native is just another of those hybrid frameworks like Ionic or Cordova? It’s not! React Native is fundamentally different from these earlier hybrid frameworks.

React Native is very close to native. Consider the following aspects as described on the React Native website:

  • Access to many native platforms features: The primitives of React Native render to native platform UI. This means that your React Native app will use many native platform APIs as native apps would do.
  • Near-native user experience: React Native provides several native components, and these are platform agnostic.
  • The ease of accessing native APIs: React Native uses a declarative UI paradigm. This enables React Native to interact easily with native platform APIs since React Native wraps existing native code.

Due to these factors, React Native offers many more advantages compared to those earlier hybrid frameworks. We now review them.

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How to deploy a React app to Firebase using GitHub Actions

GitHub Actions provide a way to automate pretty much anything you want to do with your repository. It can be used to automatically test your project every time you make a pull request or push some code to it, or maybe to publish something to GitHub Packages every time you make a release. The possibilities are endless.

So, in this article, I’m going to walk you through the most obvious functionality of GitHub Actions: deploy your application to production in an automated fashion, so you never have to do it manually again.

What are we going to do exactly?

Keeping in mind that the goal of this tutorial is the deployment, not the application being deployed, we are going to set up a React application using only the template that is already provided when you set up a React app, with a few modifications to make it a little more personal.

Then, we are going to set up a project on Firebase and extract some credentials so we can use the Hosting functionality to eventually — guess what? — host our application and make it available in the internet.

Finally, we will write our workflow file, commit it to GitHub, sit back, and watch the magic of automation happen right before your eyes.

Set up a React app

This section might be unnecessary for the majority of the readers, but I’ll keep it here for those who maybe never dealt with React before and want a glimpse of this beauty. If this is like eating a candy to you, please jump to the next section.

Then buckle up, snap your fingers, and go through the following steps:

  1. Make sure you have NPM installed locally (instructions here)
  2. Make sure you have NPX installed locally:
npm install -g npx

3. Open a terminal of your choice, select a folder where you want your project to live, decide on a name for your project (I’ll use awesome-app for this tutorial), and use NPX to build your application’s template:

npx create-react-app awesome-app

4. Go grab some coffee while everything is being set up, then return to your desk, move into the recently created awesome-app folder and start the application with the following commands:

cd awesome-app
npm start

Wait for it and… Awesome! You now are the proud owner of a website! Right there running in your browser with the animated React logo and all. This is sufficient for the purposes of our demo, but go ahead and edit src/App.js to something more personal, if you so desire. Being a cat person, mine looks like this

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Gordon  Taylor

Gordon Taylor


Deploying a React App Using GitHub Pages and GitHub Actions

A simple guide to hosting your single page application.


I recently created a website using the  Create React App starter template to demonstrate an npm package I developed. I thought it would be pretty straightforward to deploy this site using GitHub Pages, however, I was wrong. After some trial and error, I managed to sort it out. This article aims at recreating the scenario and walking you through the process of solving each problem we encounter along the way.

#1 Starting point

Let’s start with a common base. We’ll begin by creating a React app using the Create React App utility and also add the code to a GitHub repository. I’ve used the following command to generate this sample React app.

npx create-react-app <project directory> --template typescript

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Deploy React Application To Firebase Using GitHub Actions

In this video we’ll set up a GitHub Actions CI pipeline that will deploy our React application to Firebase Hosting


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A Simple Guide to Github Page Deployment

Long story short: Jekyll is a template engine changing

markdowndocuments on staticHTMLwebpages, that you can then host anywyere, because you don’t need databases or server that has PHP or Python.

Usual Process

Normally the process of adding new post looks like this:

  • I write markdown document with setting parameters like title, date and tags
  • when I’m happy with what I wrote (never), I commit changes and push it to repository on GitHub. Repository name comes from my nick and is also address for blog
  • Github after pushing to branch master builds website from sources using Jekyll - probably something like running jekyll build
  • result of Jekyll build is not present in a repository, but you see it right now after visiting bloga page

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