We have some nice articles this week. I liked to discover how React-Query is implemented, or the latest Storybook news.
Nextra v2 is a serious challenger for Docusaurus!
A nice React documentary is being created, and the trailer is available 🙌
It's also quite active on React-Native side! There are some great releases, a State of React-Native survey in the works.
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Nextra is a tool to facilitate the creation of documentation sites, based on Next.js, and created by a Vercel engineer. v2 has just been released with a great redesign and a nice list of features (MDX 2, Tailwind, search, i18n, a11y, code highlighting...). Relying on Next.js allows to benefit from a modern infrastructure and the latest Next.js innovations, but also to create more dynamic pages (SSR, ISR) associated to static documentation pages. It is a very serious competitor to Docusaurus, the tool I am working on.
Dominik explains how React-Query works, and details the relationships between its different elements: QueryClient, QueryCache, Query, Persister, QueryObserver... Many of these elements do not depend on React, and this is what allows TanStack Query to easily support other frameworks like SolidJS thanks to adapters.
Storybook 7.0 will have a new Framework API. It will allow the creation of "Framework packages" (example:
@storybook/nextjs) that pre-configure your Storybook for a given stack (builder, renderer, app settings), and that you can extend. The support of several frameworks based on Vite is ready. Next.js and SvelteKit frameworks are coming soon, and a Remix support is considered.
🍿 React.js - The Documentary - Trailer: a documentary about React should be released in February. In the meantime you can check this 2min trailer. A nice list of guests have participated. I'm really looking forward to seeing this, and remembering the early years of React. This parody also made me laugh ;)
📜 Lessons learned: how I’d rebuild a social web app like Twitter today: Paul worked on the Twitter web app. He wonders what choices he would make for it today. He would use Tailwind instead of React-Native-Web, which presents some pragmatic difficulties, and Twitter doesn't use React-Native so the cross-platform benefits are limited. He would also use a more reactive framework like SolidJS or Preact + Signals. Many other interesting points: Vite, Module Federation, Client Hints, Deno...
📜 React vs React Native: How Different Are They, Really?: details the many similarities and differences between React (DOM) and React-Native. A good resource for web developers who might be tempted to learn React-Native and want to know how much knowledge they will be able to reuse, but also for managers looking to understand what it takes to adopt React-Native.
📜 Different Dimensions of Remix Deploy Targets: Remix can be deployed on different platforms, thanks to its adapters. This article analyzes each target platform along several dimensions and helps us to make an informed choice.
📜 Component Testing in Storybook: Brad Frost gives his positive opinion on the latest Storybook testing features presented in this video. I also agree that Jest alone is not a suitable tool for visual rendering.
📜 React Conditional Rendering With Type Safety and Exhaustive Checking: React + TypeScript tip useful to know to make sure not to forget any case of an union-type (waiting for a real pattern matching support).
📜 How we migrated from Redux to TanStack Query and Redux Toolkit: the story of 2 quite different projects based on Redux, and migrated incrementally to distinct solutions: RTK and React-Query.
📜 Why you should reconsider prefetching in Remix: an interesting reflection on the impact of a very fast but inconsistent navigation (ie sometimes slower without prefetching). I have a mixed opinion on the conclusion: we should be able to keep prefetching and make the UX consistent.
🎥 TanStack Router: Type safe routing and URL state management for your applications: Tanner presents his new 100% typesafe and agnostic router. I make the same observation as him: the existing APIs (Next.js, React-Router) do not facilitate the creation of apps that use query-strings a lot, and a new typesafe solution is welcome.
🎥 React Streaming In Depth! NextJS! Remix! DIY!: long video that details how streaming works with React, via the Next.js and Remix frameworks. Also offers a home-made implementation (not for production).
🎥 ChatGPT refactoring php + jquery to Next.js: this new AI is impressive and has devs talking a lot this week on Twitter!
🎨 HTML + React-Three-Fiber demo: cela semble de plus en plus facile, et performant, d'intégrer du HTML dans une scene 3D avec React-Three-Fiber.
🐦 React Server Components + MDX: the impact of RSC is potentially important for content sites using MDX, like Docusaurus or Nextra ;)
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📦 Tamagui v1 Release Candidate: Tamagui is a promising solution based on a compiler to style its React components in a universal way (mobile and web). The move to RC marks the stabilization of the APIs.
📦 Solito v2: cross-platform navigation solution. Next.js 13 support + SolitoImage component.
📦 Reanimated 3.0-rc.8: new and much more efficient implementation of Shared Values
📦 create-react-native-library 0.27.2: supports RN 0.71, Fabric template...
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