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QuickStart a React Chat App Using an API-first CMS

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Cosmic is an API-first content management platform that makes it easy to add content to any existing or new application. Developers get a suite of powerful APIs while content managers manage content in a familiar cloud-based content editor. To demonstrate how easy it is to get started with Cosmic, we'll utilize the Cosmic CLI to quickstart a React Chat App

This example app is a basic real-time chat app built by the Cosmic Community using React, Socket.io and the Cosmic API for dynamic content management and file storage. You can manage the application and all its content from your Cosmic Dashboard and even subsequently deploy the app to Cosmic, Zeit, Heroku or Netlify. 


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QuickStart a React Chat App Using an API-first CMS

Cosmic is an example of a robust headless CMS and API that's promoting collaboration on cross-functional teams to build apps faster. Get started building Cosmic-powered apps in seconds 🚀 We have Node.js, React, Vue, Gatsby and Serverless Starters to help you get your project started quickly. There are over 70 app examples available in the Cosmic Apps Marketplace to speed up your project as well. Today we'll be using the Cosmic CLI to quickstart a React Chat App.


🛠️ Installation

Install via the Cosmic CLI:

I set up an example Bucket for this blog:


Run cosmic -h for a list of all commands. Run cosmic [command] -h for details on options for a specific command. You're now up and running with a React Chat App that can be managed entirely from your Cosmic Bucket Dashboard and Command Line Terminal tool of choice. 


Conclusion

I was able to easily install a React Chat App using a headless CMS API that I can now use to manage dynamic content changes. When ditching the installed content management system and going API-first isn't quick enough, check out the Starter Apps from Cosmic  to get a project up and running in seconds. 🔥

If you have any comments or questions about building React apps with Cosmic, reach out to us on Twitter and join the conversation on Slack.

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