React Newsletter #337

Big changes to useEvent, the future of React rendering, and a new, hypermodern framework

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The new useEvent hook is (mostly) dead

The React team has said that they will be making big changes to the useEvent RFC (which was first shared 6 months ago), including "slightly different usage recommendations, slightly different semantics, and possibly a different name."

We wrote a lot more about this in yesterday's issue of Bytes.


The first-ever ViteConf is happening for free online today and tomorrow (Oct 11th and 12th). There are tons of great speakers, including Evan You, Anthony Fu, Rich Harris, Jarred Sumner and more.

New React Core Team member

Congrats to Sathya Gunasekaran, who just joined the React Core Team at Meta. Previously, Sathya worked on the V8 team at Google.


How To Implement a React Upload (DropZone) Component Using KendoReact

In this article, you'll learn how a ready-made React dropzone (Upload) component can make your life much easier.

The future of rendering in React

In this article, Prateek Surana takes a look at React's current rendering patterns, their problems, and how the new patterns introduced with React 18 aim to fix those problems.

Material UI in Storybook

Shaun Lloyd writes on the Storybook blog about three key tips for getting the most out of Material UI (a popular component library) when pairing it with Storybook.


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Vercel OG Image Generation

A new library from Vercel for generating dynamic social card images, which claims to be 5x faster than existing solutions by using Vercel Edge Functions.


A brand new, "hypermodern", zero-legacy framework for Deno and React that aims to do a few things well, including React streaming SSR, native import maps, and shipping pure, unbundled ESM.


A GitHub app and VS Code extension that lets you deploy React web apps in milliseconds. This 5-minute demo gives more info.

React Modern Audio Player

A simple, accessible and flexible audio player.


A React library that lets you create simple and modular components to build dashboards.

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