Using the webpack dev server, it’s easy to quickly see the rendered output of statically served content. But how do you access web services like those we implemented in the last chapter?
Ideally, we’d have one Node.js server that serves the front-end static content and handles the API requests. We’ll achieve that in the next chapter, when we pull it all together, but for now they’re two separate things.
Fortunately, the webpack dev server has a capability that can help us. By configuring proxies in the webpack.config.js file, we can have the webpack dev server reach out to API endpoints and forward the results.
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