React Newsletter #215

New Babel release, 35 free React templates, and building a recipe app with React


Babel 7.10.0 released

This release includes Class Fields in preset-env, #private in checks, and better React tree-shaking


The rise of React

In the latest issue of Increment, Chris Stokel-Walker writes about the social, cultural, and technological impacts of React's growing popularity over the last six years.

35 free React templates and themes

This post highlights a variety of templates and themes that can help you build pretty much anything you can imagine: landing pages, admin dashboards, websites, online portfolios, design systems and more.


How to build a React Native app and integrate it with Firebase

In this tutorial, you'll learn to build a simple React Native app that is integrated with a Firebase backend. The app will support both the React Native CLI as well as Expo CLI.


React developers are in demand on Vettery

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Dokz enables you to quickly create live-reloading, seo-friendly, production-ready documentation sites with MDX. It is based on Next.js so you get all its awesome features with it.


A generator that creates an isomorphic multipage React app with an Express-first design. Running it with npx gives you the initial app setup as a great jumping off point, and with no dependencies on the generator itself. "Exact" is a mashup of "Express" and "React."


A server-side execution environment for React. Think of it as the Node.js analog to Phoenix LiveView — all of the application logic (including rendering) runs on the server, and DOM updates are sent to the client in real-time.


Building a Recipe App with ReactJS

In this recording of a previous live stream, Florin Pop builds a recipe app from scratch using React. If you're looking for a quick, simple project to build while following along, this could be helpful.

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