New React Native release, CSR vs SSR, and Hyper Fetch
This week's issue is sponsored by React Advanced Conference.
The React Advanced Conference is happening in London on October 21 and 24, and it's free to tune in online. They've got 60+ expert speakers who will be speaking about advanced React topics only. It's a great opportunity to dive deep into all things React and learn about what the future of React looks like.
This new version comes with a new unified configuration for Codegen, Hermes as the default engine, full CMake support for Android builds, and updated docs.
Almog Gabay created this in-depth case study of CSR, which explores the potential of client-side rendered apps compared to server-side rendered ones.
Timothy Beamish writes about the process of updating his company's legacy React app (an AI-assisted web app used by scientists to search large bodies of domain-specific info). The original app was built in the early days of React (2015), and they upgraded it to include Next.js, TypeScript, and a brand new UX.
In this article, Allen Janyska writes about useContexts and how he started using them in a project before ultimately transitioning to component props instead. He writes about the reasons for making that change and what he learned in the process.
Sleuth doesn't try and track "developer productivity" -- because that doesn't work and developers hate it. It captures your team's collective DORA metrics, to help you measure and improve team performance overall. That's probably why great engineering org's like Atlassian use it. [sponsored]
Dominic Nguyen breaks down the what, how, and why behind Storybook to help you decide whether it’s right for you.
This article covers how to implement Error Boundaries in your React app, from simple error catching to displaying visual feedback and providing retry mechanisms.
Prince Joel discusses Framer Motion's functionality, installation process, and usability by using it to animate various text and images. A helpful intro to Framer Motion if you haven't used it before.
Mailing lets you build, test, and send emails with React. It plays well with Next.js, Redwood, and Remix, and it's written in TypeScript.
The Styled Components team has released three beta releases of v6.0 in the last week with new refactors, bug fixes, and build size optimizations. Look out for a stable v6 launch to be coming soon.