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SΓ©bastien Lorber

Hi everyone!

This week is difficult to sum up, there's a lot of interesting news and I don't know which to highlight.

We notably have a sneak peek of a new React core hook replacing the confusing useFormState, that even React Native devs will now be able to use now!

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    React Core PR - New useActionState hook

    React Core PR - New useActionState hook

    It turns out the useFormState hook was confusing, and not even meant to be solely used in forms. The React team is addressing this by introducing a new React core hook to replace it:

    • Renames useFormState to useActionState
    • Adds a pending state to the returned tuple
    • Moves the hook to the react package

    Moving it from react-dom to react also means that now, other renderers such as React Native can use it too. There are other benefits to look at, such as a β€œpartial progressive enhancement” feature, but also new caveats documented in the PR.

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      Improving Shopify App’s Performance

      Improving Shopify App’s Performance

      Shopify has been a proponent of React Native for a long time. But they did notice their app performance go down since they migrated to React Native. Instead of blaming the tech stack, they got to work and started optimizing for performance. The results speak for themselves: App launch is 44 % faster and screen load times were reduced by 59 %. Here’s a quick summary of some of the measures they took (hint: FlashList plays a big role in some of these). For details, read their great summary post:

      • Initially, only render what’s visible on the screen (especially true for the home screen)
      • Build all screens as lists (based on FlashList)
      • Use inlineRequires
      • Batch state changes
      • Optimize caching

      Very interesting insights and impressive results. I hope the Shopify team keeps sharing these details and maybe we’ll even see some of the things they mentioned they built during this process ending up as Open Source?

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