This week we have some nice releases with Astro 2.0 and Remix 1.11. Also some interesting content around Server Components.
React-Native is not left out with Expo Router in release candidate, Expo Image in beta, and a new solution to create Android widgets.
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Astro releases its v2. New features highlighted:
- Content Collections: Automatic type-safety for Markdown & MDX.
- Hybrid Rendering: Static? Dynamic? Get the best of both worlds.
- Redesigned Error Overlays
- Improved Dev Server (HMR)
- Vite 4.0
- Public Roadmap
See also the article Introducing Content Collections: Type-Safe Markdown in Astro 2.0. It's about validating the front matter with Zod, to be able to use this data in a typed way in React components, and to have good error messages displayed with a good DX when front matter data that doesn't respect the schema. Definitely a good idea, by the way Docusaurus does it too 😜.
A nice Remix release with the main new features:
<Await>to initiate a streamed response. The loader can return promises that will be awaited later on the client side.
- Route Convention v2: a new convention (flat routes) that can be activated now and will become the default convention in v2.
- Experimental support for CSS imports, CSS Modules, Vanilla Extract.
- 📖 Beta docs: "the main remaining blocker is the landing page which we’re working on now"
- 🐦 "If you use React, you should be using a React framework": Andrew Clark gives good reasons to use a framework. If you don't use one, you end up creating a not-so-great one yourself.
- 📜 The building blocks of great docs: migration in progress of a technical documentation to Next.js 13. The use of Server Components brings a lot of benefits on a site with lots of static content.
- 📜 useGlobalState - Sharing state between React components without context or fancy libraries: proposes to create its own global state abstraction, without the need to use providers.
- 📜 What I Like About Astro: interesting comparison with Gatsby or Next.js on data sourcing, integrations (RSS, sitemap...). Astro makes it difficult to have a slow site.
- 📜 Improving readability with React Wrap Balancer: details the inner workings of React Wrap Balancer which allows to balance headlines without producing layout shifts (missing CSS feature).
- 📜 Use Remix as a SPA only: using a
- 📜 Gatsby 5, TypeScript, and Generated GraphQL Types: A Walkthrough
- 📜 Modals with React Router 6 and Remix
- 📜 Why React Router is excellent for Micro-Frontends
- 📜 useAsyncEffect: The Missing React Hook
- 📜 Test-driven development of NextJS API routes
- 📜 How to build a better React map with Pigeon Maps and Mapbox
- 📜 Refraction, dispersion, and other shader light effects
- 🧑🎓 Josh Comeau - Joy of React - Couse launch
- 🎨 TanStack Query multi-client sync demo
- 🎨 DevTools - Toggle Suspense boundaries demo
- 👀 Remix PR - add built-in PostCSS and Tailwind support
- 👀 XState PR - createProvider
- 👀 React docs PR - Replace Create React App recommendation with Vite: controversial PR this week
- 📦 Bright - React Server Component for syntax highlighting: promising WIP package for modern syntax highlighting. In a Node.js/server context, we can run heavier code like parsing an AST rather than using regexp (Prism).
- 📦 Redwood 4.0 RC: new API Auth, GraphQL Yoga v3, GraphQL Armor, Node.js 16/18...
- 📦 shadcdn/ui - Beautifully designed components built with Radix UI and Tailwind CSS
- 📦 next-mdx-remote 4.3 - Server Components Support (experimental)
- 🎥 Astro 2.0 is Revolutionary!
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Expo Router v1 Release Candidate
Expo Router proposes to create your mobile navigation (still based on React-Navigation) using file-system naming conventions, as do most React web frameworks already. We can find the usual features like layout routes, dynamic routes, error boundaries...
The most interesting for me: the universal support. Navigation is based on links, a
<Link> component and Metro web support (experimental). Now that the native part of Expo is working well, I wouldn't be surprised to see Expo gradually become a universal full-stack framework, and realize Andrew Clark's prediction.
- 👀 Expo-Image in beta: Expo's new image component goes into beta. Performant, cross-platform (web/mobile), many formats, placeholders, object-fit... Check the doc.
- 📖 Maestro Guides - React-Native: the e2e testing framework now offers a React-Native doc page.
- 📦 React-Native-Android-Widget: new package to create Android widgets, using dedicated UI primitives. Has a widget preview system. Easy to use in Expo (Config Plugin).
- 📦 Moti 0.22: a fix brings Hermes support.
- 📦 Metro 0.74: great performance improvements.
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