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πŸ“¨ #129: useEffectEvent, Storybook, OpenNEXT, React Email, Remix, Next.js, Pointer-Events, Expo-MDX, Expo-Image, Svelte...

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SΓ©bastien Lorber

Hi everyone!

This week is pretty busy for an end of the year πŸ€ͺ I'll let you discover it all.

My episode for the React Round Up podcast is online. It's about the latest React 18 features, MDX or even Docusaurus.

πŸ‘‹ Last edition of the year. The newsletter will be back on January 10th!

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    A project that aims to improve the portability of Next.js to serverless platforms, including all features (SSR, but also ISR, middleware, Image Optimization). For the moment, OpenNEXT only allows to deploy on AWS.

    Ryan Florence said Next.js is not really open-source, and this led to interesting debates. Theo Browne's video sums the situation well: Is NextJS A Trap? Vendor Lock In Rant. Vercel doesn't seem to do vendor lock-in, but at the same time it's normal their platform remains the best to deploy Next.js apps.

    React Email

    React Email

    New solution to create emails based on React and TypeScript. In practice, it is a renderer and a set of headless components compatible with popular email clients, as well as an interface to develop emails with a good DX. The demo reproduces some emails from Vercel, Airbnb, Stripe... It looks like a modern version of React-MJML, including a preview interface.

    React Router 6.5

    React Router 6.5 + Remix 1.9

    2 related releases that mark the end of the React-Router-ing Remix project (moving the Remix code into React-Router), and the reintroduction of a useful feature: optional route segments.

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      Evan Bacon releases a package to facilitate the use of MDX on React-Native. Metro compiles MDX into React components, and a provider substitutes DOM elements (default target of MDX) with React-Native elements that you can style easily. We can expect some upcoming usage in Expo-Router, like the ability to create a new React-Navigation screen by creating a simple .mdx file? πŸ‘Œ

      MDX support on React-Native is a topic that I particularly like. See also my talk React Native EU 2020 - Cross-platform: ReactNative, Jamstack, And Beyond or my article Using Expo in Gatsby.

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