News from from Next Conf, Remix joins Shopify, and Gatsby Valhalla
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There's lots of news from last week's Next Conf, so buckle up.
app/directory gives support for Layouts, Server Components, Streaming, and (pause for effect) Suspense for Data Fetching with the new
next/imagecomponent, a brand new font system, and new OG image generation.
A brand new (still alpha), Rust-based incremental bundler that bills itself as "the successor to Webpack" (it's allowed to say that because it's being led by Tobias Koppers, the creator of Webpack). It claims to show updates 10x faster than Vite and 700x faster than Webpack. These are early, ~~cherry picked~~ internal benchmarks, so take those numbers with a grain of salt, and check out Evan You's thread, if you're interested in his thoughts from the Vite perspective.
Vercel acquired Splitbee to give you GDPR-compliant, first-party analytics without using Google Analytics.
It's not all about Next. The Remix team is now part of Shopify, and we look forward to seeing what this partnership will look like. We wrote a lot more about it in yesterday's Bytes issue.
On the heels of Next.js 13 announcing a first beta preview of React Server Components by default, Dan Abramov shared some thoughts and reflections about where React is today and where it might be going.
Favour Ogbonda walks through how you can use Three.js, React Three Fiber, and the React Three Drei library for creating 3D objects in React.
We wrote a 500-word recap of everything that happened at Next Conf last week. It covers all the drama, the memes, and (of course) the tech.
Close.com is looking for an experienced React developer to help design, implement and launch major user-facing features. Close is a 100% globally distributed team of 65 high-performing, happy people that are dedicated to building a product our customers love.
React Arborist is a complete tree view component for React that just released v2.0 with some breaking changes and new features, including keyboard navigation, smart "scrollTo" behavior, and lots more.
Gatsby is going to make its plugin system and data layer framework-agnostic.
You can check out all the main stage talks and keynote from Next Conf, if you still can't get enough.