Let's make this as snappy as possible.
- Babel is a pain to setup
- There needs to be a boilerplate that just sets up Babel without webpack or servers or anything.
Well, you're in luck.
I've created a very simple Node + Babel boilerplate without the confusing mess.
You can copy and paste it from here, along with some instructions, or grab it on GitHub.
Clone it into the current directory:
git clone https://github.com/justinoboyle/boilerplate.git . && rm -rf .git
npm install and edit
src/index.js. Check out the package.json for launch scripts :).