React & REST API: GET & POST to a Web Database!

Please register via Eventbrite using this link

In this 2 hour workshop, you’ll walk away with a React project that retrieves data from and uploads data to Kintone, a web database service.

We’ll walk you through the basics of REST API calls and CORS, usage of State and Effect Hooks, setting up an Express back-end, and using it as a proxy.

📎 Prerequisites

💾 Install Node & npm

  • Node ≥ 10.16 and npm ≥ 5.6 are required for this workshop
  • For those who are new to Node, check out our step-by-step install guide:

⚙️ Install a Sample React App

  • We will be starting from the publicly available sample React App.
  • Install: npx create-react-app frontend

📺️ Tutorial on Installing Node & Create a Sample React

🚀 Sign up for Kintone!

① Sign-Up for Developer Program Account (Website) 🌐

② THEN Create a Kintone Subdomain (Database) 📂

Quick Video on the Sign-Up Process:

🚀 Suggested Reading

We advise you to have a look through the following React documents beforehand:

  1. Hello World
  2. Introducing JSX
  3. Rendering Elements
  4. Components and Props

We also recommend reviewing our tutorial on setting up this React project in advance:

Event Schedule (in Pacific Time)

  • 6:00 pm – Welcome!
  • 6:15pm – 7:45pm – Kintone Presentation & Workshop
  • 7:45pm – Q&A

⚙️ What is Kintone?

Kintone is a no-code/low-code cloud platform for teams to quickly & easily share and collaborate on their data.

You can add JavaScript, CSS, &/or HTML to enhance the front-end UI/UX of a Kintone App. This can include features such as maps, buttons, and color-coding.

Read up on how to customize and develop on the Kintone platform at