Sébastien Lorber
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This Week In React #106: Remix, Framer Motion, Storybook, Gatsby, Remotion, Metro, Lerna, TypeScript, Three.js, LocatorJS, Tailwind...

This Week In React #106: Remix, Framer Motion, Storybook, Gatsby, Remotion, Metro, Lerna, TypeScript, Three.js, LocatorJS, Tailwind...

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Sébastien Lorber
·Jun 1, 2022·

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Hi everyone!

We have a few interesting news related to Remix this week! This was expected, after last week's Remix Conf.

I'm going to App.js conf next week: say hi if you go too! 😉

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React

React Router v6.4.0-pre.2

Already announced in Remixing React Router: many Remix abstractions (action, loader...) will be added to React-Router. This is happening in v6.4, currently in pre-release. Doc for the new Data APIs is already available!

Should you use Framer Motion or Motion One?

Matt is the author of many popular animation libraries. He explains in a nuanced way the difference between a declarative and an imperative model. Most React developers should use the declarative Framer Motion library. Motion One is a lightweight, low-level imperative library that wants to be the "JQuery for Web Animations API".

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React-Native

React and React Native finally feel the same

Jay explains the 3 main challenges of the web/mobile cross-platform today: styling, animation, navigation. He suggests to use Tailwind-React-Native with his new cross-platform animation library. Legend Motion relies on the same API as Framer Motion (web-only). The doc briefly explains the differences with Moti, another similar solution.

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  • 📦 Tailwind-React-Native: looks nice to use Tailwind in a cross-platform way. Mobile: className + Babel plugin. Web: just forwarding the className to a React-Native-Web element.
  • 📦 React-Native-Esbuild: to very easily replace Metro with esbuild and compile much faster. A few limitations to consider: no Hermes nor Fast Refresh.
  • 🎙️ RNR 237 - React Native on Desktop

Other

Airbnb - Faster JavaScript Builds with Metro

Build and hot-reload times have skyrocketed at Airbnb. They decided to replace Webpack with Metro (the React-Native bundler 🤯) and saw a significant improvement. This article highlights some architectural differences between the 2 bundlers, and the challenges encountered during this migration. Note: Stripe also uses Metro 🤔.

How Lerna just got 10x faster!

Nwrl (behind Nx) just took the leadership of the unmaintained monorepo tool Lerna. They have already released a v5.0 and started integrating Nx into Lerna 5.1-beta as a retrocompatible option. A simple Lerna config useNx: true and your build becomes immediately faster.

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