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πŸ“¨ #130: Next.js, callback ref, Zod, Redux, React-Hook-Form, Redux, mdxjs-rs, Tamagui, Skia, Shopify, Solid, Bun...

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SΓ©bastien Lorber
Newsletter Editor - Docusaurus maintainer

Hi everyone and happy new year 2023 🍾πŸ₯‚πŸ₯³οΈ

In this holiday season, there was still quite a bit of activity with a Next.js release and some great React articles. And the React-Native ecosystem has been particularly active as well, with Tamagui, TypeScript support and 2 Shopify articles.

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