Episode 26

RRU 026: Building React Applications in a Monorepo with Luis Vieira


August 28th, 2018

44 mins 30 secs

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About this Episode


  • Charles Max Wood
  • Nader Dabit
  • Lucas Reis

Special Guests: Luis Vieira

In this episode, the React Round Up panelists talk to Luis Vieira about his “Building large scale react applications in a monorepo”. Luis works in Portugal at a company called FarFetch as a front-end architect where he works mostly on JavaScript and infrastructure. They talk about the rationale behind his article, shared components, and what Lerna is and what is does. They also touch on Semantic Versioning, the difference between monolithic application and a monorepo, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • Luis intro
  • Front-end architect at FarFetch
  • Works with JavaScript
  • Rationale behind his article
  • Dividing a project in multiple packages
  • Sharing components between multiple applications
  • Editing shared components
  • Working in a monorepo
  • Simplifies managing between different projects
  • Requires more tooling
  • What is Lerna?
  • If you put multiple packages in one repo, how do you deal with things like the Git history getting mixed up?
  • Versioning
  • How does Semantic Versioning interplay with monorepos?
  • What if you’re not using Semantic Versioning?
  • Using the conventional commit
  • How is the state of CI tooling regarded?
  • He is currently more focused on React
  • What he is experimenting with currently
  • Building monolithic apps
  • Monolithic aps VS monorepo
  • Bazel
  • Nrwl Nx
  • And much, much more!





  • Take some time off
  • Take a step back to reevaluate