#88 — May 18, 2018

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A Modern Web Stack: Ruby on Rails 5 API + Create React App — It’s not often we get to see a complete guide to bringing Ruby and React together, but it’s a perfectly viable option with Rails 5’s new API-oriented option, as demonstrated in this step by step tutorial.


Create React App Parcel: Use Parcel Instead of webpack — If you don’t need webpack’s ecosystem or levels of configuration, Parcel is a great app bundling choice and this brings it to Create React App.

Shawn Wang

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React Native DOM: An Experimental Port of React Native to the Web — Still considered experimental, this is an interesting idea and compiles React Native code to WebAssembly to run in the browser instead. Demo.

Vincent Riemer

Building Mobile Apps Using React Native and WordPress — Covers the foundations for building a mobile e-commerce app with React Native & WordPress.

Muhammad Muhsin

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Senior Software Engineer (NYC) — Hospitality/tech platform focused on building help into our homes. React, React Native, Node, TypeScript, PostgreSQL.

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📘 Tutorials

Building a React Native App using Expo and TypeScript — The first of a two-part guide on how to create a React Native app using Expo and Typescript.

Bharat Tiwari

How Twilio Improves 'Mean Time To Discovery' — If my Mean Time To Discovery is based on a customer support ticket, I’ve failed. Read more.

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Building Reusable React Components — Along with some best practices to follow.

Rajat S

How to Build a Custom Calendar in React — Covers the process start to finish.

Matej Kovač

Building a Music Streaming App using React Native

Aakash N S

Analyzing How Redux Works Internally — A dive into what’s going on under the hood with the popular state management container.


Stitch: The Latest (And Best) Way to Build Your App

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🔧 Code and Tools

Snappify: A Generator of Snapshot Tests for React and TypeScript — Jest’s snapshot tests are handy to check that your UI does not change unexpectedly.

Denis Raslov

React-Animated-Tree: A Configurable Tree View ControlLive editable demo.

Paul Henschel

react-native-reanimated: React Native's Animated Library Reimplemented — The aim is to make things more flexible by providing lower level abstractions.

Krzysztof Magiera