Great news for all react native developers: authors behind reanimated library have announced major new version.
It makes writing animations for react native apps much easier for the developers, but the real reason to be excited are the huge performance benefits promised.
Check out full medium blog here: https://blog.swmansion.com/introducing-reanimated-2-752b913af8b3
One of the challenges with react native development is dealing with current architecture of communicating between JS and native threads. This talk by one of the react native engineers gives insight into new architecture being developed by Facebook and how it might solve some of the issues commonly faced by developers. https://youtu.be/UcqRXTriUVI
Current most popular way of developing web - React - is not sustainable. And that is a sentiment shared by React dev team (@dan_abramov at https://twitter.com/dan_abramov/status/1259614150386425858?s=20) and a great article at
Meanwhile, the modern tooling and developer experience for managing complexity is absolutely great.
The future sounds exciting.
When you read a non-fiction book, do you remember it?
I love reading development books (Atomic Habits, How to Win Friends, etc) but I would only remember perhaps four or five key points afterwards, even if I really enjoyed the book
I wanted to not only remember more of it, but also maximise my use of the book in my life.
I tried starting a reading club, which fizzled out. I tried a podcast with a friend, which we became too busy to do regularly. In the end, I have settled on a good solution:
-read a chapter
-go back through the chapter and write down the main points (as if you were going to give a podcast on the chapter after)
-at the end of the book, once you have notes for each chapter, go through them and write ten essential points for the entire book and five great quotes
-add these fifteen things to a ‘development book’ that you refer to regularly
-use these fifteen things to come up with 2-5 actionable things you will do every day/ week/ month/ time you do ‘x’ activity, based off this
-write these 2-5 things in an ‘action’ section of your development book, as well as adding them to your daily/ weekly/ monthly routines as required
The difference this makes is immense- reading the book takes twice as long (or more), but the takeaway from the book and impact in your life is ten times the size. Try it and see how it goes!