#​313 — November 9, 2022

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A Love Letter to React (from the Creator of Phoenix) — Actually, less a love letter but rather an independent enumeration of React’s positive qualities from the folks at Fly.io. An interesting angle is the author is the creator of Elixir’s Phoenix framework which itself borrows ideas from React.

Chris McCord (Fly.io)

Gatsby 5.0: The Fastest Gatsby Yet — The performance oriented React-based framework that isn’t Next.js takes another step forward with a Slice API for speeding up common updates across a site, partial hydration in beta form, a new Script component for.. loading scripts, incremental builds and deploys, and a lot more. The team has been teasing this for a while, not least by pitching Gatsby as a ‘reactive site generator’.

Josh Johnson (Gatsby Team)

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Stytch sponsor

Is Turbopack Really 10x Faster Than Vite? — The big news two issues ago was Vercel’s unveiling of Turbopack, a Rust-based ‘successor’ to Webpack boasting significant perf improvements. Vue (and Vite’s) Evan You decided to run some benchmarks and ended up pretty deep down the rabbit hole.

Evan You

Rockpack 3.0: An Alternative React App Builder — Like Create React App the goal is to get project setup time as low as possible, but Rockpack holds some different opinions around how far to take things and packs in a lot of ideas including server side rendering and, now, linting.

Alex Sergey

Build a Desktop App in Go with Wails and React — As Electron is to Node, Wails is to Go(lang). Ish. You can build desktop apps for Mac, Linux and Windows with JavaScript in the front, Go powering the back. This is more a taster than a full tutorial, but there’s a handy repo if you want to see how the code fits together.

Ed Rutherford

How to Create Images with DALL-E and React — AI-created images are all the rage on social these days. Here’s how to incorporate the capabilities of one AI offering—DALL-E—into a React app now that DALL-E has an official API open to all.

Lorenzo Zarantonello

A Beginner's Guide to Building Secure React Native Applications

Snyk sponsor

▶  ⚠️ A Next.js 13 Warning: An Easy Infinite Loop Mistake — Jack explains this well.
Jack Herrington

Exploring Bun’s Built-In React Boilerplate
Mayank Choubey

Deploy a React App in 10 Minutes with AWS Amplify and Route 53
Samuel Olubayo (AWS Community Builders)

🛠 Code and Tools

React Calendar 4.0: The 'Ultimate' Calendar for Your React App — A popular, simple-styled calendar component for React apps, focused mostly on letting users pick dates. Note that you’ll need to be on React 16.8+ to use v4.0 though. GitHub repo.

Wojciech Maj

CRACO 7.0: Create React App Configuration Override — If you still prefer good old Create React App to bigger React app building options like Next.js, CRACO keeps you in CRA world but adds a comprehensible configuration layer on top. Docs.


Stream’s Reimagined Web Theming API Emphasizes Customization and UX

Stream sponsor

Ultra: 'Zero-Legacy' Streaming React Framework in Deno — Built around native browser features like ES modules and import maps and very much not into bundling. This project has quite the evocative Web page.

Omar Mashaal et al.

A Wrapper Implementation of the SAP Fiori-Compliant UI5 Web Components — If your goal is to extend SAP functionality with React, these components deliver a user experience which reflects their Fiori technology platform.


D-Tale: React-Based Visualizer for Pandas Data Structures — If you need to interact with Python-based data analytics processes, this mature combination of a Flask-based backend and React frontend to visualize Pandas data structures could be up your street.

Man Group

audio-player: A Hook-Based Audio Player — Music player with custom controls, playlist, filters, and search.



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