React 18 is now in beta, but..

November 17, 2021 By Mark Otto 0

React 18 Now in Beta — ..but as the official React Twitter account explains in this useful thread: “Most developers don’t need to think about React 18 yet … The audience .. is highly-engaged community members who want to help us prepare our new features for wider adoption.” Nonetheless, they say they’re keen for anyone to try out the beta and leave feedback on the issue tracker. A final release is expected in the first few months of 2022.

React Working Group

💡 Talking of pre-releases, MDX v2 is now in its RC phase and makes it even easier to use Markdown in JSX, including JavaScript expression support.

Kent C. Dodds Joins the Remix Team — Although his Twitter followers won’t likely be surprised (“I’ve tweeted about Remix a lot…”), in this just-released post Kent announces he has accepted a position as Director of Developer Experience at Remix. We’re looking forward to seeing what happens with this project given its recent funding round and promises of being open sourced next week.

Kent C. Dodds

A React Router 6 Tutorial — In last week’s React Status we covered the release of v6 of React Router. We also made incidental mention of this comprehensive tutorial which rolled out contemporeneously but felt it worthy of an additional note today.

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🛠 Code and Tools

useForm 2: A Hook for Complex Forms — When form validation requirements become sufficiently complex, you may benefit from this hook which incorporates well-established yup validation and is illustrated in the demo.


Storecle: Uni-Directional App State Management — Like Redux but without less “room to be misused”, apparently. Its author asserts: this library relies less on self-discipline and more on prescriptive, opinionated techniques.