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· 8 min read
Sébastien Lorber

Hi everyone!

This week the official React conf has been announced. Co-hosted with Callstack, I hope for React Native to be well-covered! React 19 is coming, and we continue to get sneak peeks into upcoming features such as proper Web Components support. I wouldn't be surprised to see it being released during the conf alongside React Forget 🤞.

In other news, this week is full of interesting articles and releases, including Next.js, React-Emails...

The React Native world has woken up with an impressive Expo SDK 50 release, and Expo Router v3 becoming the very first universal full-stack React framework.

· 6 min read
Sébastien Lorber

Hi everyone!

This week we had some really great React articles, but also interesting releases from Waku and Remix. The community shared mitigated but interesting feedback on React Server Components, regarding complexity and ownership.

On the React Native side, it's calm. We are eagerly waiting for the Expo SDK 50 which this time is released much later than the beta. We are also waiting for the official launch of VisionOS, a new platform that React Native will support.

I just celebrated 10 years of React experience 🙉 It's hard to believe how my career changed thanks to React, considering I used to really dislike JavaScript.

· 9 min read
Sébastien Lorber

Hi everyone!

This week we have an exciting sneak peek of the future of React and memoization, and a lot of Lee Robinson's related content 😄

Expo is going strong in the React-Native ecosystem and the app stores 💪

JavaScript Rising Stars 2023 has been published. This year I had the opportunity to comment on the React section. shadcn/ui and Bun took the world by storm. I’m also thankful for Theo recommending my newsletter in his related trend analysis video: welcome to all of you who signed up recently 🙏

Paris 2024 is not only the Olympic Games: we are also back at the center of the React conf world! Since the end of React Europe, there has been a lack of great React conferences in Paris. It’s finally fixed with 3 great upcoming confs 👌

  • 📅 22 March - React Paris - The crew behind React Brussels and BeJS is launching a new conference in Paris and a great line-up has just been announced today!

  • 📅 22-23 April - React Connection + React-Native Connection - Last year’s half-day React-Native conference that I helped organize was a great success. So it returns this year as a 1-day + 1-day conference, making it more worth it to travel. CFP is open until 3 February.

I’ll try to attend both, and hope to meet some of you there!

· 7 min read
Sébastien Lorber

Hi everyone!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 🥂

The newsletter is back for another year. Despite the holiday season we still had some interesting news, notably regarding the TanStack. Developers probably took this opportunity to work on their own open-source side projects 😄!

Don't forget to answer the State of React Native 2023 survey, it's your last chance!

Once again, this issue now has 2 authors Benedikt is helping me.

I hope to find time to write a full 2023 retrospective of the newsletter. Until then, if you are curious, I write monthly reports on my Indie Hackers page for 2 years now.

· 7 min read
Sébastien Lorber

Hi everyone!

Once again this week, we have a good mix of articles and releases.

Firefox 121 is out, making CSS :has() officially cross-browser supported 🥲

That's the last issue of the year. The newsletter should be back on January 3.

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas everyone, and thank you for reading me throughout the year ❤️️

· 7 min read
Sébastien Lorber

Hi everyone!

This has been a quite exciting week in terms of news!

We had a few great React releases and articles. It's great to see React-Forget slowly being rolled out on Instagram. Remotion also started to demonstrate its full potential with the GitHub Unwrapped launch.

React-Native is on fire, with v0.73 stable, Expo SDK 50 and Expo Router v3 in beta and a few other great releases. What excites me most is Expo gradually unveiling its plan to support Universal React Server Components.

This week's issue is quite special for me: it's the very first time I'm not alone writing the content. Benedikt almost wrote the entire React-Native section. I haven't used React-Native in production since 2020 😅 so it's nice to have someone using all the cutting edge libs help me provide relevant insights.

Don't forget to fill in the State of JavaScript and State of React-Native surveys. And if you could mention me at the end that's cool! Theo T3 shows you how 😄

· 7 min read
Sébastien Lorber

Hi everyone!

I've found this week's CSS news particularly interesting! StyleX, CSS Hooks, Panda, Tailwind, CSS4...

The State of React Native survey is open. A new "bridgeless mode" will be introduced in version 0.73 (which has just been released 5 minutes before hitting publish lol!)

· 7 min read
Sébastien Lorber

Hi everyone!

It's been a long time, I hope you haven't missed me too much 😄

I've been on paternity leave and enjoyed my little Louise 👨‍🍼😍.

Apparently my absence hasn't slowed down the growth of this newsletter, which has just passed 30,000 subscribers! 🥳️

This is the first time I've taken such a long break (5 weeks), and it's hard to get back at it. You know I like to be exhaustive, but it's impossible for me to read and comment on everything that's happened since the last issue 😅. In short, this email is going to contain a lot of interesting links, but not necessarily commented on. I'll do better next week, I promise!

In the future, I'd like to make this more professional, and publish every single week consistently. I'm looking for someone to help me. If you're interested, please apply (paid).

· 7 min read
Sébastien Lorber

Hi everyone!

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...

I've also got some great news to share with you in advance: I'm about to become the father of a little girl 🤗

For the 1st time ever, the newsletter will be taking a long break of several weeks, starting now. The next newsletter issue is scheduled for November 29.

Otherwise I'm staying on course to pass 30,000 subscribers by the end of the year. While I'm away, you can keep bringing me new mates 😜

Thank you and see you soon 👋

· 8 min read
Sébastien Lorber

Hi everyone!

This week, I've been looking at the release of Lit 3.0 to see if the use of Web Components has become easier with React.

On the React-Native side, version 0.73 is in release candidate with a number of DX improvements. There's also interesting activity regarding the possible optimisation of the Text and View components. Canvaskit-js makes it possible to run Skia on the web for just 20kb!

There were some interesting announcements at ViteConf last week. Notably a Rust port of Rollup, and the usage of Vite with Remix and React-Native.