This newsletter is a summary of the latest news in the React world and a place to showcase noteworthy React developments made in CodigoDelSur.
React continues to evolve. One of the most useful additions is the Context API. It allows developers to share information between components without the need of passing props through the tree.
Official documentation: React’s official documentation is a great place to start to understand this new feature.
How to use React’s new Context API to easily manage modals: Modals are a great example where information needs to be available in components that would require having their props passed through a large component tree. This article explains how to use the new Context API to solve this problem.
Usually Webpack and other tools that form the web development pipeline are not given the attention they deserve. They are essential parts of web development that surface extremely powerful features that can make a huge difference when creating a web application. In today’s newsletter we’ll dive into Webpack.
Webpack 4.0 Release: What’s New?: The latest version of Webpack brings features like WebAssembly support, options to bring it closer to zero-config, and as always: faster build times.
Knowing the current state of web development and making educated guesses on the direction it’s heading is always a great idea. Here are some interesting resources:
Stackoverlow Developer Survey Results 2018: The biggest questions and answers site published the results of a 100,000 developer survey. What tools they use, how they build their careers and more are detailed in this really interesting article.