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This Week In React #109: React Labs, Linaria, React-Aria, Design System, Ladle, Sandpack, Redwood, React-Native, Moon...
React Labs is a new series of articles: the React team wants to share more regularly its progress. Read the whole article: it contains a lot of very interesting information, in particular:
Server Components: async/await model, no more
.server.jsextension, Webpack/Vite unification...
React Optimizing Compiler (React Forget) rewritten, seems to progress well.
the Offscreen API offering new very interesting capabilities (instant transitions ❤️️)
See also Dan Abramov comments on Reddit
Airbnb explains how they went from Sass to react-with-styles and then Linaria. It is a no-runtime CSS-in-JS framework with static CSS extraction. They explain their choice, migration strategy, and give a positive feedback on the tool they contribute to.
React Aria has just announced the release of Date and Time Picker components and hooks. As you can expect, there is a real focus on accessibility, flexibility and internationalization. We can feel that there is a lot of work behind these components from the Adobe teams.
Gabe works on Walrus, Digital Ocean's internal React design system. He offers a very detailed feedback on the maintenance of a React design system over time. He shares interesting lessons on the human aspect as well as on the design of props, the encapsulation of components or the management of version upgrades.
We often use the "bubbling" phase of DOM events, but it is sometimes useful to use the "capture" phase which is not very well known. We can use for example
onClickCapture with React.
📖 You Might Not Need an Effect: new doc page in beta
📦 Sandpack 1.0: React components to build interactive code playground, from CodeSandbox. New design, theming, SSR support, React 18, file explorer...
📦 Ladle 1.0: Storybook alternative based on Vite, built for Uber. Can now customize Vite config + addons for accessibility and accessing story source.
📦 uipkg: new plugin to export Figma designs to React.
📦 Remix-routers: adapt Remix router to other frameworks (for now only Vue)
📦 React-Teleporter 3.0: React 18 support
📦 SWR 2.0 Beta 4: resource preloading API
📦 React-cmdk: A command palette for React
📦 Redwood 2.0: 3 months after v1.0? Don't panic! It's just a few breaking changes, Redwood respects semantic versioning.
📦 React 18.2: SSR bugfixes
📦 Vitext: Next.js alternative based on Vite?
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Meteor Impact, Meteor’s most significant online conference, will be back this year and held by Jan Dvořák (aka Storyteller). Meteor Software and Pathable will support the event, amongst other sponsors.
Last year’s conference was a significant success, with over 490+ attendees and 40 talks, and we’re planning to make this year’s event even bigger and better!
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The React-Native team explains how they will help us adopt the new architecture. There will be documentation, support via the working group, but also GitHub repos with many examples of applications and migration branches. Note that React-Native 0.69 (with React 18) should be available soon: the features of Concurrent React will be available only for users on the new architecture.
Packages created by Shopify to profile the performance of your apps. First-class React-Navigation and FlatList profiling support.
⚠️ Warning: 3 popular packages now have the same name 😅
🧵 Metro + web: Metro web usage is increasing: Airbnb, Stripe, Expo...
📦 React-Native-Owl 1.0: visual regression testing lib for React-Native reaching v1 milestone
📦 React-Native-Performance Config Plugin (not the same 😅)
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
An interesting reflection on frontend abstractions and their cost... Proposes an interesting mental model to differentiate a framework from a library (IoC - Hollywood principle - "Don't call us, we'll call you"). All this illustrated with some React examples.
Seems to be a new competitor to Nx and Turborepo, this time written in Rust 😏