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πŸ“¨ #179: useActionState, Redwood, Waku, Astro, Pre-rendering, Bun, Kotekan, memo, Radix, shadcn/ui, React-Navigation, RN-Screens, CodePush, VisionOS, TypeScript, Node.js...

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SΓ©bastien Lorber

Hi everyone!

Another week full of interesting news! I found many links, and saved a few of them for next week, which should be a quiet one due to Easter Monday.

It's exciting to see Waku and Redwood becoming stronger meta-frameworks, and new innovative experiments built on top of Bun such as Kotekan and a pre-rendering macro.

React Native also has interesting updates, notably a React Navigation v7 sneak peek, and a nice React Native Screen upgrade.

I was at React.paris last week. It was a really great conf, and it was nice to meet some of you! It's great that Paris is finally back in the React conf game.

The party is not over, because next month we also have React Connection and React Native Connection on 22-23 April in Paris! The newsletter is once again a conf media partner. You can get a -20% discount with the code "TWIR", and we'll run a ticket giveaway on Twitter this Friday.

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