Is deploying add-ins to a developer site supported with SPFX?

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I am working on a SharePoint Framework webpart and packaging up as an add-in. Can I deploy this to a developer site collection in any way or only to the app catalog? Was hoping that I could deploy to a developer site for integration testing before putting in the app catalog but it was failing when I tried it.

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I think you need to deploy it first into the app catalog. Once you're done, you can install the client-side solution on your site (dev site or whatever). Here is the process:
https://dev.office.com/sharepoint/docs/spfx/web-parts/get-started/serve-your-web-part-in-a-sharepoin...
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Thanks Luis. I have my app working with App Catalog but was hoping there was an easier pattern to deploy a test version for users without needing to have a separate dev tenant. Always found the developer site useful with the add-in model.