React and MySQL


Recently I have taken a closer look at hooking up a React app to a MySQL database. Mainly so I have a better understanding of alternatives to local storage or an app that relies on a running express server to hold persisting data.

So far through the use of node.js, the ‘mysql‘ package, and Wampserver, I have gotten a local MySQL database to connect with the react app. Doing so has allowed me to practice querying and creating a database, creating tables, inserting information, and selecting information from the database.

Next, I’m aiming to connect it to my website server instead of just a local connection. Then I can really get to grips with manipulating stored data for future projects and potentially CMS creation.