React Newsletter #191

The React team, accidentally launching a popular Gatsby plugin, and why React Hooks


The React Team

Ever wonder who exactly is on the React team? Wonder no more.


How we accidentally launched a popular Gatsby plugin

In this post, Jari discusses how and why he built a new Gatsby plugin while working on a client project (a festival website that sells tickets). The plugin is now the de facto way of using Gatsby in combination with S3, is cheap to host, and is able to serve millions of requests during peak traffic periods.

Why React Hooks?

When React Hooks were released, React was the most popular and most loved front-end framework in the JavaScript ecosystem. In this post, you'll learn why, despite existing praise, the React team dedicated so many resources to creating and releasing Hooks. Along the way, you'll also get a soft introduction to the main aspects of the Hooks API.

How I test my React apps in 2019

This post from React Christmas discusses how testing React apps has become much easier the last couple of years and shares some tips for how to write more effective tests.

My Top React Techtalks of 2019

In this post, Kostas aggregates his favorite 27 React conference talks of 2019 and gives a brief synopsis (along with a link) for each one.


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Create scalable layouts using React

Learn how to create rich and scalable React layouts without compromise using react-teleporter.

Animating Your App’s Intro With React Native and Airbnb’s Lottie (Part 1)

In this series of articles, Younes will show you how he made this component with React Native (using Expo), React Navigation, styled components, and the animations library Lottie from Airbnb.



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