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πŸ“¨ #132: Astro, Remix, Server Components, useGlobalState, Next.js, Redwood, Expo Router, Expo Image, Android Widgets...

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SΓ©bastien Lorber
Newsletter Editor - Docusaurus maintainer

Hi everyone!

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 2.0

    Astro 2.0

    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 😜.

    Remix 1.11

    Remix 1.11

    A nice Remix release with the main new features:

    • defer + <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.

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      Expo Router RC

      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.

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