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Sebastien Lorber
Sebastien Lorber

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This Week In React #158: Astro, Server Components, Next.js, Remix, Chakra, Skia, Biome, CSS, Node.js...

Hi everyone!

We're covering 2 weeks of news, including 2 great releases: Astro 3.0 and VisionCamera 3.0. There have also been a lot of interesting articles, so I've had to filter a bit!

Bun 1.0 coming out tonight. I'm curious to see what they have planned. Having tested it on unit tests as a replacement for Jest, it's really very fast.

The React-Native EU conference kicks off today. I spotted some ๐Ÿฆ very interesting talks, particularly the one on Static Hermes.

For those who want to visit Italy, go to ReactJS Day in Verona on 27 October 27. The conference is offering -10% on tickets and 2 online/remote tickets to our readers, which I'm giving away to the first 2 people who reply to this email and claim them.

I often forget to mention it here, but I "build in public". You can check out my latest monthly Indie Hackers report and ๐Ÿฆ more Twitter details.


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Astro 3.0

Astro 3.0

This new version of Astro innovates in particular through the use of the new View Transition API, and the ability to navigate fluidly and animatedly from one page to another, while preserving the state of the components displayed. This reduces the need for a SPA in many use cases.

Other notable improvements include:

  • Image Optimization stable
  • Faster Rendering Performance: Astro components render 30-75% faster.
  • SSR Enhancements for Serverless: New ways to connect to your hosting platform.
  • HMR Enhancements for JSX: Fast Refresh support for React and Preact.
  • Optimized Build Output: Cleaner and more performant HTML.

Making Sense of React Server Components

Making Sense of React Server Components

Josh Comeau is back with a great introduction to React Server Components, taken from his course that should become available next week. The many animated diagrams make it easy to understand this new React paradigm.



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VisionCamera 3.0

VisionCamera 3.0

The new version of VisionCamera has just been released. Highlights:

  • Full Android Camera2 rewrite
  • Custom GPU OpenGL Video Pipeline
  • New Camera Features
  • New Frame Processor Engine (react-native-worklets-core)
  • New Frame Processor Plugin API

Marc took the decision to finally remove the integration with Skia to keep the code size and complexity reasonable on VisionCamera.

In Pose Detection using VisionCamera V3, TFLite and Skia, he explains what is possible with such integration. The results are very impressive.

Pose Detection using VisionCamera V3, TFLite and Skia



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