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Sebastien Lorber
Sebastien Lorber

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This Week In React #152: React 18, RSC, Kuma UI, Expo 49, Next.js, Remix, Fresh, React-Query, Redwood, Catalyst, TC39...

Hi everyone!

I've just got back from holiday in French Brittany 😎, so we're covering 2 weeks of news in this edition.

I thought it was going to be a quiet summer, but there have been quite a few releases and plenty of articles on Server Components! πŸ˜„

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How React 18 Improves Application Performance

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Kuma UI

Kuma UI

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Expo SDK 49

Expo SDK 49

The new SDK 49 has just been released. Many new features have been announced, including my favourites:

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Announcing Expo Router v2

Announcing Expo Router v2

Along with SDK 49, Expo is also announcing the release of Expo Router v2 with many enhancements, including:

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