React Axios Tutorial
Throughout this React with Axios tutorial, you'll learn by example how to use Django REST framework, React and Axios (a promise-based HTTP client) to send Ajax requests or make HTTP API calls (Post, Get, Put and Delete). We'll create a React CRUD example application that demonstrates the Axios API sent from a React front-end.
In nutshell, these are the steps we're going to follow throughout this tutorial:
- We'll clone our Django project, create a virtual environment and install packages
- We'll see how to install React
- We'll create a React project and React components
- We'll add the Axios library
- We'll see how to send GET, POST, PUT and DELETE requests or API calls.
Setting Up the Django Back-End
We'll be using a simple CRM API built with Django and Django REST framework. Since this is a React tutorial we'll not be focusing on building the RESTful API. Instead you can simply get the source code of the back-end from this repository.
You can use the following commands to clone the back-end, create a virtual environment and start the development server:
$ git clone https://github.com/techiediaries/django-crm $ cd django-crm # Create a virtual environment and install packages $ pipenv install # Activate the virtual environment $ pipenv shell # Create and migrate the database and run the local development server $ python manage.py migrate $ python manage.py runserver
You server will be running from
We are using pipenv so you'll need to have it installed.
We need to install create-react-app using the following command:
npm install -g create-react-app
You may need to add sudo depending on your npm configuration.
Creating a New React Project
After installing create-react-app, you can use it to generate a new React application using the following command:
You application will be running from
Adding React Components
Adding Routing and Navigation
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