Stop Using ../../../ While Importing Components, Instead Use This Method

Stop Using ../../../ While Importing Components, Instead Use This Method

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Introduction πŸ“š

When you go to GitHub and see some other developers code, most of them are importing their components like thisπŸ‘‡

import Button from "../../../components/Buttons/Button"

This is called relative import. Relative import will start with either ./,/ or ../.

I am not telling that this is the wrong way and even there is no issue if you import like that, but if you have a very big and complex project, relative imports will look a lot messy similar to this.

import Button from "../../../../../../components/Buttons/Button"

However, there is a very better and cleaner way to import these components. This method is called absolute import. An absolute import will look this like πŸ‘‡

import Button from "components/Buttons/Button"

Adding absolute imports to React Apps (CRA) πŸ’‘

Open your project in any code editor and create a new file in your project's root directory named jsconfig.json. Once you created the file paste the below JSON inside of it.

{
  "compilerOptions": {
    "baseUrl": "src"
  }
}

This will instruct Webpack to use the src directory as a base one.

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