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· 12 min read
Sébastien Lorber

Hi everyone!

I took a break last week, so we're catching up on two weeks' worth of news, and there's been a lot of it! Many of you like the exhaustive nature of my emails, so... have fun being overwhelmed by the number of links 😅!

We have great updates from Meta, with the React Labs update you are probably already aware of, and more recently the React Strict DOM update for cross-platform enthusiast. I'm also excited for the new milestone Remix 2.7 crossed, marketing th beginning of a migration path from React Router apps to Remix SPA mode.

Last call: want to attend React Conf 2024 (May 15-16 Nevada)? There's only one week left to win a lottery ticket, or submit your talk to the CFP.

· 10 min read
Sébastien Lorber

Hi everyone!

This week we have many great React articles and a few interesting releases. It seems that React is constantly being criticized, but overall, the arguments are always the same and many of them seems a bit outdated, and never acknowledging what React does better than other solutions.

The React Native world is taken over by the official launch of Vision Pro!

We are trying something new this week, with a very first Twitter thread dedicated to React Native. Let us know if you like it.

The newsletter will be on a break next week. We'll be back the 21th of February 👋.

I'd also like to ask you a small favor: can you reply to this e-mail with a simple "hello" or a comment? This helps increase our email deliverability. Thanks!

· 11 min read
Sébastien Lorber

Hi everyone!

@ThisWeekInReact is our brand-new X account, hit subscribe! The promise is to share and retweet interesting things happening in the React community in near-real-time, and to be as high-signal/low-noise as possible.

This week React Server Components have been once-again the subject of various articles and discussions. The community has mitigated feelings about Next.js App Router. Even if people embrace the vision, they seem a little disappointed by its current implementation. Let's hope it's only temporary 🤞.

React Native has been particularly interesting this week. The State of React Native survey results have been published, and the general feeling towards React Native is increasingly positive. There are also interesting bits related to Skia, Reanimated, or the bridgeless mode. The community is excited about Expo becoming a full-stack universal framework.

Happy reading!

· 8 min read
Sébastien Lorber

Hi everyone!

This week the official React conf has been announced. Co-hosted with Callstack, I hope for React Native to be well-covered! React 19 is coming, and we continue to get sneak peeks into upcoming features such as proper Web Components support. I wouldn't be surprised to see it being released during the conf alongside React Forget 🤞.

In other news, this week is full of interesting articles and releases, including Next.js, React-Emails...

The React Native world has woken up with an impressive Expo SDK 50 release, and Expo Router v3 becoming the very first universal full-stack React framework.

· 6 min read
Sébastien Lorber

Hi everyone!

This week we had some really great React articles, but also interesting releases from Waku and Remix. The community shared mitigated but interesting feedback on React Server Components, regarding complexity and ownership.

On the React Native side, it's calm. We are eagerly waiting for the Expo SDK 50 which this time is released much later than the beta. We are also waiting for the official launch of VisionOS, a new platform that React Native will support.

I just celebrated 10 years of React experience 🙉 It's hard to believe how my career changed thanks to React, considering I used to really dislike JavaScript.

· 9 min read
Sébastien Lorber

Hi everyone!

This week we have an exciting sneak peek of the future of React and memoization, and a lot of Lee Robinson's related content 😄

Expo is going strong in the React-Native ecosystem and the app stores 💪

JavaScript Rising Stars 2023 has been published. This year I had the opportunity to comment on the React section. shadcn/ui and Bun took the world by storm. I’m also thankful for Theo recommending my newsletter in his related trend analysis video: welcome to all of you who signed up recently 🙏

Paris 2024 is not only the Olympic Games: we are also back at the center of the React conf world! Since the end of React Europe, there has been a lack of great React conferences in Paris. It’s finally fixed with 3 great upcoming confs 👌

  • 📅 22 March - React Paris - The crew behind React Brussels and BeJS is launching a new conference in Paris and a great line-up has just been announced today!

  • 📅 22-23 April - React Connection + React-Native Connection - Last year’s half-day React-Native conference that I helped organize was a great success. So it returns this year as a 1-day + 1-day conference, making it more worth it to travel. CFP is open until 3 February.

I’ll try to attend both, and hope to meet some of you there!

· 7 min read
Sébastien Lorber

Hi everyone!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 🥂

The newsletter is back for another year. Despite the holiday season we still had some interesting news, notably regarding the TanStack. Developers probably took this opportunity to work on their own open-source side projects 😄!

Don't forget to answer the State of React Native 2023 survey, it's your last chance!

Once again, this issue now has 2 authors Benedikt is helping me.

I hope to find time to write a full 2023 retrospective of the newsletter. Until then, if you are curious, I write monthly reports on my Indie Hackers page for 2 years now.

· 7 min read
Sébastien Lorber

Hi everyone!

Once again this week, we have a good mix of articles and releases.

Firefox 121 is out, making CSS :has() officially cross-browser supported 🥲

That's the last issue of the year. The newsletter should be back on January 3.

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas everyone, and thank you for reading me throughout the year ❤️️

· 7 min read
Sébastien Lorber

Hi everyone!

This has been a quite exciting week in terms of news!

We had a few great React releases and articles. It's great to see React-Forget slowly being rolled out on Instagram. Remotion also started to demonstrate its full potential with the GitHub Unwrapped launch.

React-Native is on fire, with v0.73 stable, Expo SDK 50 and Expo Router v3 in beta and a few other great releases. What excites me most is Expo gradually unveiling its plan to support Universal React Server Components.

This week's issue is quite special for me: it's the very first time I'm not alone writing the content. Benedikt almost wrote the entire React-Native section. I haven't used React-Native in production since 2020 😅 so it's nice to have someone using all the cutting edge libs help me provide relevant insights.

Don't forget to fill in the State of JavaScript and State of React-Native surveys. And if you could mention me at the end that's cool! Theo T3 shows you how 😄

· 7 min read
Sébastien Lorber

Hi everyone!

I've found this week's CSS news particularly interesting! StyleX, CSS Hooks, Panda, Tailwind, CSS4...

The State of React Native survey is open. A new "bridgeless mode" will be introduced in version 0.73 (which has just been released 5 minutes before hitting publish lol!)