React Newsletter #209


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Gatsby Launches Incremental Builds

✅ Only build content that’s changed
✅ Real-time builds
✅ Benefits of being totally dynamic & fully static


React Performance Optimization with React.memo()

In this article, Felix Gerschau explains how you can optimize React performance by using React.memo, some common pitfalls you could encounter along the way, and why you shouldn’t always use React.memo.

React Folder Structure in 5 Steps 📁

In this article, Robin Wieruch shares his approach to to structuring large React apps into folders. It’s a highly opinionated topic with no single right answer, but this post does a great job of walking you through Robin’s logic behind each step.


Build your own API from any website

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to build a simple job search app with Strapi (an open-source headless CMS written in Node) & Puppeteer (an open-source headless browser Node API).


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Axios has a great API that developers love. Redaxios provides that API in 800 bytes, using native fetch(), which will shave a few kilobytes off your bundles.

Introducing Crank

After months of development, Brian is happy to introduce Crank.js, a new framework for creating JSX-driven components with functions, promises and generators.

Phelia: A reactive Slack application framework

This framework makes it easier to build interactive Slack apps without webhooks or JSON. You can even use it to harness the power of React to build in-app UI’s


Let’s recreate the Spotify UI in React

This is part 1 of a multi-part series where Adam walks through the setup and basic styling for recreating the Spotify UI in React.

How to IDE-ify your GitHub

This quick video from Gerrit Alex provides a short introduction of how to make GitHub more closely resemble your actual working environment using a few browser extensions.

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