Last week the new version of React was released. New React 16.3.0 has new lifecycles and new APIs: an official context API, a ref forwarding API, and an ergonomic ref API. For many years, React has offered an experimental API for context. So this time React v16.3.0 is released with many long-requested features!
React version 16.3 introduces a new context API that is more efficient and supports both static type checking and deep updates. But that is just one of the awesome improvements made to the new version! The list also includes:
- createRef API
- forwardRef API
- Component Lifecycle Changes
- StrictMode Component
Explore all the new features and fixes on the official React blog.
These updates can help React in its competition with Vue. What’s your opinion?