Setting Up Your React Native Env


So I have had the pleasure of working on two react native projects at once and have noticed that there are a couple of steps to getting your env set up so I thought I would use this post as a reference.

First you will need to start by installing create react native app template:
Next I prefer to use the react native debugger because it includes all of the DOM inspection stuff, console output and redux debugger all in one:
In order to get this to work you will have to override the default debugger by installing this package: which involves installing the react-native-debugger-open package and adding a postinstall script to package.json. You will need stop expo run that script (make sure the default debugger is closed and that remote debugging is enabled) then restart expo.