The following azure pipeline yaml file works for create-react-app version 3.0.1.

Install the package jest-junit for unit test code coverage results to be published.

In the root of the repository, create a file called azure-pipelines.yml with the following content.

  - master

  vmImage: "Ubuntu-16.04"
  - task: NodeTool@0
      versionSpec: "10.x"
    displayName: "Install Node.js"

  - script: npm ci
    displayName: "npm ci"

  - script: npm run build
    displayName: "npm build"
      CI: true

  - script: npm test -- --coverage --ci --reporters=default --reporters=jest-junit --coverageReporters=cobertura
    displayName: "npm test"
      CI: true

  - task: PublishTestResults@2
    displayName: "Publish Test Results"
      testResultsFiles: junit.xml
      mergeTestResults: true
    condition: succeededOrFailed()

  - task: PublishCodeCoverageResults@1
    displayName: "Publish code coverage"
      codeCoverageTool: Cobertura
      summaryFileLocation: "$(System.DefaultWorkingDirectory)/coverage/cobertura-coverage.xml"
      reportDirectory: "$(System.DefaultWorkingDirectory)/coverage"
      failIfCoverageEmpty: true

Install Node.js task

Even though the pool vmImage Ubuntu-16.04 has a version of nodeJS installed already, this task is helpful to make sure the react app build will not start using a newer node version when the vm image updates.

npm test task

At present with the script npm test on its own, the build will just run in watch mode. As the docs at create react app suggests, adding an environment variable CI fixes this. This might get fixed in the future.