React TL;DR #7 – Most Useful React Content From January 2020
A Recap of Frontend Development in 2019
- TypeScript usage surges — many developers fall in love
- React continues to lead while devs are consumed by hooks
- The React core team shifts to focusing on developer experience and tools to make us more productive
- Vue prepares for version 3 release, continues to grow in usage
- Angular releases version 8 and 9 along with the new Ivy compilation/rendering pipeline
- HTML and CSS Updates
- Accessibility (a11y) and internationalization (i18n) are becoming more of a priority
- ES2019 Features
- Node.js Foundation and JS Foundation merge to form OpenJS Foundation; Node version 12 launches to continue the path of yearly LTS releases
- Svelte gains attention but lags in adoption as it launches version 3
- Static sites continue to be utilized, devs adopt the JAMStack
- PWAs see more growth and adoption
- Frontend tooling is getting really good
- GraphQL continues to be loved by developers, gains further adoption in tech companies
- CSS-in-JS gains momentum
- VS Code dominates the text editor market
- Webpack 5 enters beta and nears release
- Jest moves from Flow to TypeScript
- Chrome releases stable versions 72–78 in 2019
- Microsoft Edge browser moves to Chromium, creates a new logo
New Next.js Documentation
- Improved Content: New sections explaining core concepts and features have been added.
- Search: Fuzzy search through the documentation using the new sidebar.
- API Reference: One of the most requested documentation additions. The Next.js documentation now has a separate API reference.
- Part of the Next.js GitHub repository: The documentation content still lives in the Next.js repository. Ensuring updates to documentation are synchronous with new features
React. 7 tricks to work with Styled Components
- Use of the Context API
- Change a styled component type
- Reference elements within the styled component
- Reference other styled components
- Extend styled components
- Define dynamic properties
- Pass attribute
Styled components v5.0.0 released
- 19% smaller bundle size
- 18% faster client-side mounting
- 17% faster updating of dynamic styles
- 45% faster server-side rendering
- RTL support
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