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    Swizec's articles in the "react" category

    I aim to write mindblowing emails with real insight into the career and skills of a modern software engineer. "Raw and honest from the heart!" as one reader described them.

    Below are 78 articles filed under react. Enjoy ❀️

    Reader question: useReducer or XState?

    Following up from my article about XState and Stately.ai, fellow reader S. asked if `useReducer` could ever be relevant when using state machines in React code. Yes! Here's how
    November 11th, 2022

    When your brain is breaking, try Stately.ai

    Two years ago I wrote about using XState after building a UI interaction so twisted my brain leaked out my ears. It helped. Now the creators have made something even better – Stately.ai 😍
    November 8th, 2022

    useCallback is a code smell

    One of my favorite ways to simplify and de-gotcha React code is to rip out all the useCallback and useMemo drama. 90% of the time you don't need it.
    September 16th, 2022

    Learnings about the future of the web from Reactathon

    The first in-person conference in years! It was wonderful 🀩 - Remix is great - Serverless at edge is the future - GDPR does not play with πŸ‘†
    May 7th, 2022

    Adding categories to a Gatsby blog (for better SEO)

    One of my biggest frustrations since migrating swizec.com from Wordpress to Gatsby was that I never added categories. Always wanted to, never did. Thought it would be super hard. Gatsby made it painless
    March 29th, 2022

    A new VSCode extension makes state machines shine on a team

    When you grok state machines, a new world of computational beauty and software design opens in front of your eyes. Things that used to be hard become easy. The impossible becomes possible. And you turn into that annoying team member.
    February 25th, 2022

    How to add Typeform as a Gatsby source

    Every year I ask readers if they're enjoying my newsletter. Then fail to use those responses πŸ˜… This year I said heck it and built a /testimonials page that shows everyone's feedback raw from Typeform. Here's how.
    January 25th, 2022

    You can use React Query for slow computation, not just API

    You can use the ergonomics of React Query for any slow operation and it's wonderful.
    November 8th, 2021

    Why I'm excited about React 18 – talk

    React 18 is coming soon. I hope 🀞 Here's a talk I gave exploring its implications and showing off demos with working code.
    November 1st, 2021

    React 18 and the future of async data

    Friend, I have glimpsed the future and it is amazing. React 18 is shipping with <Suspense> and startTransition for deferred component rendering, but not data loading. That's coming in a future 18.x version.
    July 22nd, 2021

    A better React 18 startTransition demo

    Demoing startTransition is hard. Modern computers are too fast πŸ˜… – Dan Abramov, a React core team member, helped me fix it up. Here's what I learned
    June 16th, 2021

    Trying out React 18 Alpha

    I read everything about React 18 Alpha, trawled through the work group, and ran some experiments. Here's what you'll wanna know.
    June 11th, 2021

    2 quick tips for 250% better Lighthouse scores – CodeWithSwiz 28

    Your site may be fast for users, but Google don't care. Official metrics or bust.
    April 27th, 2021

    Variants – a quick tip for better React components

    Reusable components like to grow boolean props for different situations and complexity soon blows up. Variant props are the perfect solution.
    March 2nd, 2021

    A TypeScript trick for reusable hooks

    Reusable hooks are all fun and games until TypeScript starts yelling at you about incompatible types.
    February 19th, 2021

    SSR, SSRwR, SSG, CSR, WTFBBQ???

    These abbreviations are getting out of hand. It's like a bad interviewer's wet dream.
    November 24th, 2020

    Refactoring a useReducer to XState, pt1 – CodeWithSwiz 11

    XState promises to be like useReducer+Context combined and the simplest way to handle complex state in React apps. But can it deliver? On this episode of #CodeWithSwiz, we gave it a shot.
    October 8th, 2020

    Why NextJS /api routes are fab – CodeWithSwiz 6

    In this episode of CodeWithSwiz, we tried NextJS's support for /api routes – code running on the backend. In a word – Wow
    September 13th, 2020

    How React Query gives you almost everything you thought you needed GraphQL for

    GraphQL solves every problem you've ever had talking to APIs on the frontend. Mention a switch to GraphQL to your team and they think it's a joke. Rewrite our entire app? oh you jokester. React Query is the perfect middle ground ❀️
    September 7th, 2020

    Why you should build a form generator

    Lemme guess, every project involves 1 or 2 forms and they're all the friggen same. You got forms coming out the wazoo. Render fields. Connect to state. Add field validation. Detect submit. Add form validation. Send fetch request. Repeat.
    April 27th, 2020

    Fractals in React


    November 18th, 2016

    Modeling time in React


    November 9th, 2016

    Simple MobX-driven modals


    October 28th, 2016

    Histogram in D3v3 vs D3v4


    October 25th, 2016

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