Last September we held ReactNext 2017, our annual React conference in Tel Aviv. This year we had an honor to welcome over 700 attendees from 15 countries for a full day focused on React and React Native with 20 speakers in two tracks.
We have published the videos of the presentations on the conference YouTube channel (the link is at the end of the post) and wanted to highlight some of the talks.
The biggest piece of news in React ecosystem this year is the release of React 16 with a completely rewritten reconciliation engine called Fiber (and a new license). Ari Lerner covered all the awesome features that came with the new release (and virtually no breaking changes).
One of the most interesting presentations was probably Michel Weststrate's talk about mobx-state-tree, his opinionated state container for applications. Many people will now consider it as a serious alternative to Redux.
Speaking about state management, Boris Dinkevich gave an advanced talk on some of the most powerful—yet underestimated—features of Redux, middleware. Must watch if you use Redux in your application.
Many companies that develop web and mobile applications using React and React Native want to reuse as much code between platforms as possible. Peggy Rayzis shared her practical experience on how to reuse more code with universal components.
Finally we'd like to highlight a presentation of a great tool that will save countless hours to companies that seriously use React Native. Rotem Mizrachi-Meidan talked about Detox, end-to-end testing and automation library for mobile apps developed by Wix.
We had a great time organizing and attending the conference and hope all the guests, speakers, and sponsors enjoyed it as much as we did. You can find the rest of the videos on the conference YouTube channel.