This Week In React #108: App.js, Fresh, Reassure, Million, Hydrogen, Gatsby, Treasured, WebComponents, React-Native-Web, Zeego, TC39...
Luca Casonato (Deno core team) unveils a new meta-framework for Deno based on Preact. Shares some common points with Next.js and Remix (FS routing, progressive enhancement). Islands architecture for hydration. No build step: compile on the fly. To be tested!
A new performance testing tool for React should be open-sourced next week. Measures and counts renders of a given scenario, snapshot them, and generates a report on changes (possible to publish in a PR). Announced at App.js, the tool only supports React-Native for now: web support will come later.
Million is a Virtual DOM solution supported by Vercel, which proposes to use a compiler to improve performance and reduce size (inspired by Svelte). The Million + React integration package has just been released. All this seems promising, but not yet ready for production.
A digest of the latest Gatsby news, with detailed blog posts on each topic. Some of those topics:
Image CDN GA
Incremental Deploys for All Builds
Interesting feedback on the usage of Vite in the Shopify Hydrogen meta-framework. There are advantages in terms of DX via the use of ES modules in dev, but also for the SSR and the integration of React Server Components thanks to its plugin system.
📜 How to useMemo and useCallback: you can remove most of them: interesting reflection on the use of memoization hooks
📜 Stress Testing Concurrent Features in React 18: A Case Study of startTransition & 3D Rendering: nice demo that shows the advantages of Concurrent React to keep UI responsive. Based on React-Three-Fiber.
📜 Unit Testing React without Jest: shows how to replace Jest with the Node.js 18 built-in test runner. It's a good start, but doesn't cover everything: mocking, snapshots...
📜 Building Interoperable Web Components That Even Work With React: the official support of Web Components is still expected in React. Possible solution: create a wrapper.
📜 Giving Jest-Preview a Spin: feedback on this new practical tool
📜 First look at Joy UI: new design-system, by MUI
📦 styleQ: to concatenate classNames in an optimal way (with a memoization system), for CSS compilers. Published by Nicolas Gallagher, this lib is now used in React-Native-Web 0.18.
📦 Relay 14
🐦 The Joy Of React: Josh Comeau's upcoming React course.
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It's hard to summarize everything exhaustively. With Expo, mobile DX continues to improve. There is a real craze for web support! New tools available for performance monitoring. Various useful links:
🧵Expo Dev Tools Keynote: EAS Metadata, versioned CLI, config plugins, universal Metro, lazy bundling...
🧵 Sketches: David created sketches for each talk of the conference, giving a good overview.
🐦 Expo Sweet Modules: A new API to facilitate the creation of native Swift/Kotlin modules will be released in Release Candidate this week.
🐦 Shopify FlashList: a powerful alternative to FlatList that will be released soon.
📦 Zeego: cross-platform menu components, from Fernando Rojo.
📦 Universal Design System: Showtime has open-sourced its frontend and cross-platform design-system.
React 18 support, introduction of the new styleQ runtime, removes support for older browsers, various improvements. A step toward the ability to statically extract CSS? Nicolas Gallagher questions the usefulness of his project 🤔.
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!
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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
Various progress of proposals. I'm especially happy for "Symbols as WeakMap keys" in stage-3. It's an important step to be able to use Records & Tuples with React someday 🤗.