It looks like not everyone is on holiday: there's still plenty of news this week, both on the React and React-Native fronts.
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A new version of Astro has just been released with a long-awaited experimental feature: View Transitions. This makes it easy to create fluid, animated transitions between HTML pages, without having to resort to client-side routing: there's no need for a
<Link> component as with Next.js or Remix. For a React developer, this makes the framework more appealing and competitive in terms of UX compared with the classic SPA mode we're used to, while keeping a model simpler. Careful: these transitions won't preserve your React state across navigation, which could be a problem. Note support View Transitions remains weak, but is making rapid progress and can be considered as a progressive enhancement, plus Astro offers a fallback mode.
- 👤 Dan Abramov leaves his job at Meta, but remains in the React core team
- 👤 Meta is hiring a React DX Engineering Manager (London)
- 🧑🎓 New Jotai tutorial
- 💬 Material UI RFC - Zero-runtime CSS-in-JS: MUI plans to develop a zero-runtime CSS-in-JS solution inspired by Linaria/Compiled, compatible with RSCs. Also explains why it cannot rely on any existing solution.
- 💡 Server Components allow to pass promises over the network
- 💡 forwardRef type fix that works with generics
- 📜 React Query and React Context: Dominik explains how putting React-Query data into a React context can be useful in making your data dependencies more explicit. The future
useSuspenseQueryhook could also be a good alternative.
- 📜 Next 13 cookies() and headers() explained: explains how Next.js uses
AsyncLocalStorage(and later AsyncContext?) to expose its
headers()functions to RSCs.
- 📜 Kuma UI vs Panda CSS – My first impressions: quick comparison of the 2 new CSS-in-JS libraries. The author settled on Kuma UI.
- 📜 Recipe kits, a great alternative to installable libraries: discusses the emergence and interest of UI kits that are not distributed via npm: Shadcn UI, Tailwind UI (and soon Tailwind Catalyst).
- 📜 Tailwind Connect 2023 Recap: written summary of the conference, which also presented Catalyst, the React UI Kit currently under development.
- 📜 Introducing React-Tweet: Vercel offers an RSC-compatible package for efficiently displaying tweets in web pages.
- 📜 React Server Components Tips: 5 good tips and mental models for understanding and using CSRs.
- 📜 Origins of JSX and Why It Exists
- 📜 Lazy Loading in React and Next.js Apps
- 📦 Storybook 7.1 - in-app onboarding, zero-config styling support, TypeScript snippets...
- 📦 TanStack Query v5 beta - mostly stable, migration guide and code mods available
- 📦 Remix 1.19 - Improved dev server networking option, ESBuild metafiles, better Node polyfills...
- 📦 Redwood v6.0.0 RC
- 📦 Vaul - Unstyled drawer component for React
- 📦 Framer-Motion 10.13 - Scroll API
- 📦 Downshift v8
- 🎥 Jack Herrington - Why Panda: CSS for RSCs is Changing the Game
- 🎥 Jamon Holmgren - The Suspense is killing me
- 🎥 Lee Robinson - Responding to Reddit on the Next.js App Router
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New version of the project that unifies React-Native and Next.js under shared abstractions. With v4, it is now possible to use Next.js App Router. New APIs have been introduced for this purpose. Note that React-Native does not yet support React-Server Components: it is still a bit early to be able to use them in a cross-platform way.
- 🎉 Expo Launch Party: an Expo launch week scheduled for the week of 8 August?
- 👥 Debugging React Native Apps End-to-End: AMA with Experts from Meta and Sentry - 26 July
- 📜 Redefining Navigation in React Native: the Potential of expo-router: good analysis of the trade-offs between Expo Router (v1) and React-Navigation.
- 📜 Setting Up Storybook Web and Native with Expo Router v2, SDK 49, and TypeScript
- 📜 EAS Build Will Require Using M1/M2 Builders This Fall
- 📦 Yoga v2.0.0-beta.2: v2 of the React-Native layout engine is in beta. The aim is to comply with the W3C spec, which is great news for writing cross-platform React code! Note that Yoga is not just for mobile developers: it is also used by many other projects such as Satori, React-Native-Skia, React-Three-Flex and the React Ink CLI renderer.
- 📦 Reanimated 3.4.0: a great release with Shared Element Transitions, improvements to Worklets, React-Native 0.72 support and new APIs like
- 📦 React-Native-Lottie v6 - New Architecture support
- 📦 Tamagui Takeout: template that self-updates to ship cross-platform apps. Paid product aiming to fund the open-source project.
- 🎥 Jamon Holmgren - Hacking Xcode with Colo Loco!
- 🎙️ The React Native Show Podcast #24 - React Native at scale with Jacob Suñol (Abbott)
- 🎙️ React Native Radio 272 - Real Life React Native: Nick Alekhine at NTWRK
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- Rspack 0.2.9
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