TL;DR I created a boilerplate project that runs React in Middleman. This project and all its pieces help me to create prototypes quickly and deploy them to heroku. Go straight to the repo here or run
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:andreortiz82/middleman-react.git 👍
I started learning Ruby some time in 2008. I was hired by a company in Columbus, OH to build the next generation web hosting control panel - an RIA if you will. If you're not familiar with RIA build with ActionScript, it's likely because Steve Jobs killed it. I think the world is better off but I digress.
So in 2008'ish we, as a team, started learning Ruby (on Rails). Since then, I've always enjoyed the Ruby language and some of the tools associated with it - Middleman being one of them.
create-react-app is still a great way to get a React application up and running. This marriage of Middle and React is a bit more niche, for sure but it has its benefits.
Take a look at the repo and give it a spin. I hope you'll find some value in it. Thanks for reading.