For anyone, who’s building a commercial application with React+Node, I can highly recommend this Boilerplate:
It’s currently doing a PH launch and it could use more love.
I’ve been using it for a long time and I’ve saved a ton of time and money in doing so.
There are jobs nearly every application needs, like billing or transactional emails, that don’t need to dampen your progress because they’ve already been done thousands of times. There are features like an admin interface or 2FA that you probably should be implementing, but you let it slide. Or security measures (see: https://blog.usegravity.app/20-hacks-to-secure-your-node-js-web-application/) that you simply don’t know about or ignore, assuming it’s over your head.
Building on top of a fleshed out boilerplate is one of those ideas that seems obvious in retrospect. And this one is a gem.