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News from February 2024

Conform 1

Conform is a new form management library with Progressive enhancement first APIs, Type-safe field inference, Fine-grained subscription, Built-in accessibility helpers, and Automatic type coercion with Zod. It is compatible with Next / Remix as it supports server Actions. According to early feedback, this library is still experimental but seems quite promising.

Hono 4

Hono is a lightweight and fast backend framework that works on any JS platform (Cloudflare Workers, Fastly Compute, Deno, Bun, Vercel, AWS Lambda, Lambda@Edge, and Node.js). Its version 4 brings support for JSX to create components, static site generation, and file-based routing

HTMX vs React: A Complete Comparison

Which tool to choose between React and HTMX, and especially in which cases? History of front-end technologies, presentation of the 2 tools, comparison (with code please), and suggestion according to use cases.

What we've learned from the transition to Next.js 14 with Server Components

Experience report of migrating an open-source e-commerce platform to Next.js 14 and its new features (app router, server component, apps router, static prerendering, search params, fetching, caching, mutations...). The learning curve was not negligible, but he seems happy with the result with better structured and cleaner code. However, there's quite a bit of magic under the hood.

No Outer margin

The old debate margin vs padding. Why today you shouldn't use margin anymore and how to define your spacings only with padding (spoiler alert: border-box and gap will become your best friends)

React Strict DOM

Currently in development, Meta has announced React Strict DOM whose goal is to standardize browser APIs for use in both web and mobile. This would allow having the same codebase for all platforms