Two Ways to Tango: Integrating React JS into Sharepoint 2013/2016

With the release of SharePoint feature pack two, integrating react into SharePoint went from painful to pain free. Nonetheless, not everyone has had the opportunity to upgrade. Understanding how to set up a (relatively) modern development toolchain & pipeline in Share Point is a helpful exercise is integrating various technologies together. We will walk through examples in SharePoint 2016 without SPFx and then contrast them with the new tooling available through SPFx.