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This Week In React #106: Remix, Framer Motion, Storybook, Gatsby, Remotion, Metro, Lerna, TypeScript, Three.js, LocatorJS, Tailwind...
Already announced in Remixing React Router: many Remix abstractions (
loader...) will be added to React-Router. This is happening in v6.4, currently in pre-release. Doc for the new Data APIs is already available!
Matt is the author of many popular animation libraries. He explains in a nuanced way the difference between a declarative and an imperative model. Most React developers should use the declarative Framer Motion library. Motion One is a lightweight, low-level imperative library that wants to be the "JQuery for Web Animations API".
📜 Making Videos with Code is Cool, but is it Productive?: feedback explaining that Remotion + Screenflow can be used in tandem.
📜 We rebuilt Cloudflare's developer documentation - here's what we learned: from Gatsby/MDX to Hugo
📦 Storybook 6.5: great release: interaction testing, Webpack 5 lazy compilation, Vite builder, React 18, MDX 2, Figma plugin...
📦 LocatorJS: browser extensions to rapidly open a React component in your IDE by clicking on the UI.
📦 Remix-Three: integration package for Remix and React-Three-Fiber
📦 TanStack Table v8 beta: React-Table has been made framework-agnostic, and renamed accordingly. Adapters available for React, Solid, Svelte, Vue...
📦 Microsoft FluentUI React v9 RC: Microsoft design-system Storybook, used on Office
🧑🎓 Up and Running with Remix: free course by Kent C. Dodds
🐦 Dan Abramov optimizing the new React doc site: interesting takeaways, in particular using Suspense to enable non-blocking hydration
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Jay explains the 3 main challenges of the web/mobile cross-platform today: styling, animation, navigation. He suggests to use Tailwind-React-Native with his new cross-platform animation library. Legend Motion relies on the same API as Framer Motion (web-only). The doc briefly explains the differences with Moti, another similar solution.
📦 Tailwind-React-Native: looks nice to use Tailwind in a cross-platform way. Mobile:
className+ Babel plugin. Web: just forwarding the
classNameto a React-Native-Web element.
📦 React-Native-Esbuild: to very easily replace Metro with esbuild and compile much faster. A few limitations to consider: no Hermes nor Fast Refresh.
Start React Native: learn everything about gestures and animations with William Candillon
Adventures in Nodeland: Matteo writes about his journey as a Node.js TSC member and maintainer of 500+ modules on npm, including Fastify and Pino!
TypeScript Weekly: the best TypeScript links every week, right in your inbox
Tailwind Weekly: all things Tailwind CSS, new issue every Saturday
G2i: pre-vetted remote React & React-Native developers you can trust on contract or full-time basis
Infinite Red: US React-Native experts making your idea a reality
Software Mansion: the co-creators of React Native and the technological core of many tech companies
Build and hot-reload times have skyrocketed at Airbnb. They decided to replace Webpack with Metro (the React-Native bundler 🤯) and saw a significant improvement. This article highlights some architectural differences between the 2 bundlers, and the challenges encountered during this migration. Note: Stripe also uses Metro 🤔.
Nwrl (behind Nx) just took the leadership of the unmaintained monorepo tool Lerna. They have already released a v5.0 and started integrating Nx into Lerna 5.1-beta as a retrocompatible option. A simple Lerna config
useNx: true and your build becomes immediately faster.
The balance has shifted away from SPAs: the need to have a SPA decreases with the addition of new web APIs which make certain experiences now possible in MPAs
XState Test v1 Alpha released: use state machines to generate all possible paths when testing? 🤔
TypeScript 4.7: with ES Modules support
Babel 7.18.0: with TS 4.7 support