There's a lot of content this week! Releases, but also some very good React articles. And there's no end in sight, with some great React conferences coming up: React Advanced, Next.js Conf, reactjsday...
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After many pre-releases, TanStack Query v5.0 stable is out, including the React Query package. In particular, it includes
- a unified, better-typed API, with no overloads
- stable Suspense support. Streaming, React Server Components (experimental)
- many other improvements: infinite queries, persistence, devtools, optimistic updates, useMutationState...
First stable release for this new static site generator from the ByteDance team. Based on Rust, React and MDX. A serious contender for Docusaurus, Nextra, Vitepress, Starlight and other content-oriented solutions. Rspress is performant, while offering an impressive list of features: i18n, versioning, search, etc. The competition is getting tough, and that's motivating me even more to add some Rust to Docusaurus 😄!
Remix explains its decision to become a Vite plugin in this proposal. This enables to open up its compiler and become more flexible by allowing users to add their own Vite plugins, and handle various scenarios: MDX, GraphQL, Tailwind, path aliases, etc.
Sathya is working on React-Forget, the long-awaited compiler. This talk reveals some interesting details:
- Compiling is possible thanks to React's new model, which no longer uses classes or
- It reasons locally, is able to optimise in parallel, and can be adopted incrementally
- Its alias analysis system is even more complete than that of the V8 engine
Sathya says we should be hearing more about React-Forget in the coming weeks, including in the talk "Understanding Idiomatic React" at React Advanced in just 2 days. In short, we can't wait to hear more!
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- 📜 Vercel - How we optimized package imports in Next.js: explains how
optimizePackageImportsworks, an option added in the latest version of Next.js to optimize the import of "Barrel files", those
index.jsthat re-export several modules and cause performance problems.
- 📜 Unlocking the Power of Storybook: an excellent article that shares many pragmatic tips on using Storybook to iterate faster. If you have a Storybook, I strongly advise you to try visual regression tests.
- 📜 React useTransition: performance game changer or...?: great interactive article illustrating a classic case where a React update blocks the main thread. Explains how to use transitions and concurrent rendering correctly to improve the UX.
- 📜 React memo is good actually: interesting reflections on the use of memoization in React. One point on which I disagree: for me 🐦 optimisations should be encapsulated.
- 📜 A love letter to the Remix loader: an apology for the Remix loader, an elegant, dynamic abstraction that's easy to type. It also describes some of the challenges to be overcome.
- 📜 Programmatic SEO in Next.js: generates Next.js pages with RSCs based on a dataset.
- 📜 Classed Components: proposes to simplify the use of Tailwind by re-using a styled-components api and
- 📜 The Rise of Next.js: Why It's the Full-Stack Framework of Choice for Modern Websites: well-documented article giving good reasons to use Next.js
- 📜 Embedding Remix in Directus
- 📜 Storybook - Introducing the Theme Switcher addon
- 📜 Benchmarking MobX-State-Tree Performance
- 📦 Remix v2.1 - Experimental support for View Transitions
- 📦 Astro v3.3 - New experimental Picture component, shikiji syntax highlighting
- 📦 create-t3-app v7.22 - add Next.js App Router option
- 📦 Legend-State v2.0 - Performance, Persistence, DX improvements
- 📦 Next-international v1.1 - Improved App Router support
- 👥 Next.js Conf - 26 October - Speakers announced
- 👥 React Advanced (London 🇬🇧, October 20-23) is offering us -10% - code "REACT10"
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Stable v1.0 release for this new cross-platform styling solution and component library in React-Native. There's already quite a lot included in this first version: VSCode plugin, Figma kit, Expo and Next.js support, headless and styled primitives. We're going to have to take a closer look at all that! I think the RSC support with Next.js is still limited and will require the 'use client' directive.
- 💸 Moropo - build and scale open-source React Native tests 10x quicker
- 📜 Expo - Three ways to use network debugging
- 📦 React-Native 0.72.6 - CocoaPods installs fix
- 📦 react-native-visionos: Callstack's React-Native fork, which runs React-Native on VisionOS, has been open-sourced.
- 📦 react-native-unistyles v1.0: stable version of this new cross-platform styling solution, which improves on React-Native StyleSheet DX.
- 📦 VisionCamera v3.4 - 7x faster
- 📦 React-Native-Screens v3.26 - useAnimatedHeaderHeight
- 📦 react-native-vercel-ai - cross-platform interface to Vercel AI
- 📦 radix-ui-react-native-icons
- 👀 TC39-TG4 - New Task Group created to standardize Source Maps
- 📜 You can't get faster than No Build
- 📜 Why Fetch Promise Doesn't Reject on Error Responses
- 📜 DefinitelyTyped is a monorepo!
- 📦 Node.js v21 - stable fetch/WebStreams, default module system flag, V8 11.8, v20 going LTS...
- 📦 Parcel v2.10 - big performance improvements
- 📦 Oslo - A collection of auth-related utilities
- 📦 async-cache-dedupe v2
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