#91 — June 8, 2018

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You Probably Don't Need Derived State — React 16.4 fixed a bug but this has, in turn, affected some apps that were using an anti-pattern that relied upon the bug(!) Here’s the core team’s look at the problem and some alternative approaches.

Brian Vaughn

A Definitive Guide to React Material — Yomi explains how to use Google Material Design theme controls from React apps using the recently released 1.0 of Material-UI.

Yomi Eluwande

Free, Online Talk with Liz Fong-Jones of Google — Join us June 21 for an online discussion around, “Improving Reliability with Error Budgets and Site Reliability Engineering” hosted by Big Nerd Ranch.

Big Nerd Ranch sponsor

A Cheatsheet for React Users using TypeScript — Rounds up a variety of links, tips, and sticking points that you might encounter when working with React from TypeScript for the first time.

Shawn Wang

Five Practices to Boost React Performance — Various techniques to help you measure performance bottlenecks and optimize components.

Manjunath M

Migrating Medium to React and GraphQL — Medium migrated their existing system to a new architecture based on React and GraphQL. Two major goals of their endeavour, as Medium engineer Sasha T. Solomon explained, were making the new system incrementally available to users while not hindering development of new features.


How to Build Your Own Desktop Chat App with React and Electron — A beginner level tutorial that leans heavily on Pusher’s Chatkit service.

Alex Booker

The React is 'Just JavaScript' Myth“React is just JavaScript.” — Dave affirms that this adage is good marketing, but also false.

Dave Rupert

Supporting React Native at Pinterest — The evaluation process, both from a technical and organizational perspective, that Pinterest undertook in supporting React Native, plus the benefits they found along the way.

Vivian Qu (Pinterest)

💻 React Jobs

Sr. Fullstack Engineer (Remote) — Sticker Mule is looking for passionate developers to join our remote team. Come help us become the Internet’s best place to shop and work.

Sticker Mule

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📘 Tutorials

Build Custom Pagination with React — Build a custom pagination widget with React to display large datasets in chunks.

Glad Chinda

Build a 'Mask Toggle' Password Input Component — ..using Material-UI.

Shawn Reisner

Top 10 JavaScript Errors and How to Avoid Them — 📈Data collected from 1,000+ real-world JS applications. Learn more.

ROLLBAR sponsor

▶  React Renderer for Your Smart Home — Shows an approach to controlling a few wirelessly connected IoT devices using a custom React renderer.

Alexey Zaslavsky

🔧 Code and Tools

Announcing React Native Copilot — How to use the ‘React Native Copilot’ package — lets you create step-by-step walk-throughs for React Native apps.

Mohamad Mohebifar

▶  Hacking Create React App to Use Preact — In 4 minutes, how a team switched to lightweight React alternative Preact but kept using Create React App. GitHub repo.

Daniel Spitzer

Linux Cloud Hosting Starting at 1GB of RAM for $5/mo

Linode Cloud Hosting sponsor

React Fetches: A Simple Way to Make Requests to REST APIs — It’s quite opinionated so you might not like the approach.

Daniel Leite de Oliveira