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This Week In React #105: useEvent, Next.js Layouts, Remix, Storybook, Reanimated 3, Expo 45, Tamagui, TypeScript, Markdoc...
Dan Abramov's RFC suggests to add a new
useEvent(fn) hook in React core, without any dependency array. The unstable function/closure passed as a parameter is then stabilized (it keeps the same identity over time). This helps avoid the stale closure problem (when ESLint rules are not respected) while simplifying optimization via
React.memo(), and avoiding
useEffects from re-executing. Changes planned to ESLint rules: the stabilized function does not need to be passed into other dependency arrays, and an "onEvent" / "handleEvent" convention could be adopted.
I gave my positive feedback in the pull-request (lots of comments there, especially on the naming of that hook). For me, it's really a missing piece in the initial hooks design, and many apps already use a workaround based on useLayoutEffect.
useEvent, the missing React hook is a great 3 minutes video to understand the big picture.
Next.js will modernize its routing infrastructure. This will help leverage React 18 features, and other upcoming features.
They plan for incremental adoption: the
./pages folder continues to work as before, and you can gradually move things to a new
./app folder, which also activates Server Components 🤯.
There will be support for nested routes/layouts based on a
layout.js naming convention. Requests will be executed in parallel (without waterfall). This article is only the 1st part of a huge RFC: the 2nd part is coming.
📜 Building a Mini Next.js: Jonas shows how to replicate Next.js file-system routing and SSR with
getServerSideProps, using Vite and Fastify.
📜 Storybook Performance: Vite vs Webpack: Storybook has pluggable builders, so which one to use? This benchmark shows that Vite does not always win against Webpack, on a large IBM Carbon 250 comps Storybook
📜 What the useEvent React hook is (and isn't): opinion of a Solid contributor
📜 React key attribute: best practices for performant lists: good illustration on problems happening when you use index or random keys
👥 Remix Conf: starts today!
🧑🎓 Advanced-Remix: workshop open-sourced by Kent
🐦 TypeScript 4.8 + "as props": possible improvement?
📦 Remix 1.5: officiel Deno support
📦 Reagraph: WebGL Graph Visualizations
📦 Playright 1.22: possible to test React components
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New version in RC. Supports the new Fabric architecture, but also the old one to help gradual adoption. Reanimated v2 code continues to work on v3, but the old Reanimated v1 API is removed. Bonus: demo Reanimated 3 + RNGH + Screens
Adam announces the launch of the React Native Developer Tools community project. This is a repo (rnx-kit) with many useful tools for a React-Native project related to Metro, TypeScript, Jest... Microsoft already uses it on various products like Office, Xbox, and Teams.
📜 Expo SDK 45: using latest React-Native 0.68.2 version. New Expo Go UI with better EAS Updates integration. Modules upgraded to JSI and Sweet API. New CLI in beta.
📜 Tamagui Beta: promising cross-platform tool now available in beta. Starter available using Expo, Next.js and Solito.
📦 6 Expo 45 clones: Spotify, Uber, Netflix, Slack, Twitch, Disney+
Start React Native: learn everything about gestures and animations with William Candillon
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