React trends for 2022

February 2, 2022 By Mark Otto 0

▶  The Story of React (in 10 Minutes) — If you find yourself at the beginning of the React learning curve, it will be valuable to get a short recap of how it got to where it is today, or maybe you just want to be entertained? 😉 This video gets us up to speed with React’s background.


Look for These React Trends in 2022 — The author takes a look at what they feel will be important in the coming year: Remix, server-side rendering, concurrent rendering, behaviour testing as well as some ‘honorable mentions’.

Chak Shun Yu

Two Key Releases:

  • Recoil 0.6 has been released with improved React 18 support.

  • Want to use Markdown in JSX? MDX 2.0 has been released and makes it easier than ever with improved syntax, JavaScript expression support, and more.

How to Write Performant React Code — Although the author acknowledges the potential perils of ‘premature optimisation’, she says some such optimizations are a good thing when it comes to React and presses ahead with a series of examples.

Nadia Makarevich

Understanding React Lifecycles — The author deconstructs the three phases of React components’ lifecycle: mounting (insertion into DOM), update and unmounting (removal from DOM) and goes on to describe the methods appropriate for each.

Fernando Belotto

🛠 Code and Tools

⚡️ Quick Bits:

pure-react-carousel — Finally, a carousel that doesn’t try to impose its own structure or styles.