#​277 — February 23, 2022

Read on the Web

React Status
⚛️ Your weekly React news digest, every Wednesday.

Next.js 12.1 Released — Don’t be fooled by the “.1”, this is a big release for the React powered framework. It introduces a beta version of on-demand incremental static regeneration (ISR), now automatically configures Jest for you, and can create smaller, more efficient ‘standalone’ builds of your app for production deployment.


🏆  JavaScript to Know for React — A golden oldie we’ve seen doing the rounds again this week. It remains a perfect primer of several key JS features though with examples of features that will help you with React development in particular.

Kent C Dodds

React Authentication, Simplified — In this article, we lay out a new approach to authentication (plus access control & SSO) in React applications.

Userfront sponsor

An Introductory Guide to Concurrent Rendering — The upcoming React 18 will introduce new concurrent rendering features. What will this offer and why will you want to use it?

Chak Shun Yu

Security of React Native Libraries: The Bad, the Worse and the Ugly — A really deep dive into “issues in third party libraries that drastically affect the security of the main application”. These range from official guides which recommend insecure libraries through easily-misused APIs.

Anastasiia Voitova and Julia Potapenko (Cossack Labs)


Fullstack Engineer (Remote, EU Timezones) — We’ve built a product thousands of people love (See Trustpilot if you don’t believe us). We need your help with Node & TypeScript.

React Developer at X-Team (Remote) — Join the most energizing community for developers and work on long-term projects for Riot Games, FOX, Sony, Coinbase, and more.

Work Remotely Forever — When you join Toptal, you get the freedom of freelance with the security of full-time. Take control of your career today.

Deploy a React App on GitHub Pages Automatically — Given that you’re likely on GitHub already, why not use GitHub Pages as a means of deploying React apps? As the author notes, the workload is low and the price is certainly right (at zero).

Hanie Asemi

Build a Responsive Chat App with Emojis, GIF Support, Edit/Delete Functions, and More

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Creating a 'Reading Progress' Bar with React and Tailwind — Communicating reading progress is just one potential application of this concept. With some adaptation and a data store it should also be possible to track reader engagement—that is, Medium-like stats on how much of the material is actually being read.

Anshuman Bhardwaj

Comparing Gatsby and Next.js
Alex Barashkov

🛠 Code and Tools

Atropos: Touch-Friendly 3D Parallax Hover Effects — The easiest and fastest way to fool the eye into thinking the screen has somehow developed three-dimensional capabilities (and, admittedly, annoy some users - so be careful) is to use parallex effects as demonstrated on the project's homepage.

Vladimir Kharlampidi

React Storefront: A PWA for e-Commerce That's Already in V9.0 — Why wait for Shopify to finish up Hydrogen when you can start working with a mature, open-source, React-based e-commerce app right now?

Storefront Foundation

React Motion Router: A Declarative Routing Library for React with Page Transitions and AnimationsTry a demo here.

Nathan Johnson

Heart Switch: A Heart-Shaped Toggle Switch Component for React — A (very) late Valentine’s Day gift for you.

Anatoliy Gatt

Spectacle 9: A React and JSX-Based Presentation Library — Got a presentation coming up? Build your decks with JSX, perhaps?


⚡️ Quick Bits:

react-click-away-listener — Track when the user leaves a component as opposed to when they click on it.

flowchart-react — A super simple flowchart designer component.

react-text-truncate — Elegantly truncates multi-line text, as illustrated by their demo.

react-native-mask-input — Text input with masking for React Native along with support for obfuscating characters.

react-native-fs — Access to the device filesystem for React Native.

react-native-element-dropdown — A customizable dropdown component as illustrated with their gif demo.