React Newsletter #340

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.

Next.js 13

  • A whole new (depending on who you ask) approach to website layouts, data-fetching, and server-rendering.
  • A new app/ directory gives support for Layouts, Server Components, Streaming, and (pause for effect) Suspense for Data Fetching with the new use hook.
  • A new next/image component, 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 Analytics

Vercel acquired Splitbee to give you GDPR-compliant, first-party analytics without using Google Analytics.

Remix joins Shopify

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.


Dan Abramov tweet thread on React Server Components

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.

Implementing 3D Graphics In React

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.

Our Next Conf review

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.


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React Arborist 2.0

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 Valhalla (coming soon)

Gatsby is going to make its plugin system and data layer framework-agnostic.


Next Conf Keynote

You can check out all the main stage talks and keynote from Next Conf, if you still can't get enough.

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